Each Gadget Guide in the series takes a look at a particular type of devices in Mutants & Masterminds game terms, putting together the effects and modifiers from the Hero's Handbook to present different a wide variety of gadgets of that type. It also looks at specific concepts related to creating and using those devices in play. The Guide is a catalog of ready to use toys for your M&M game!
The dreams of a lot of early science fiction and comics revolved around "big iron"—technology that was larger, more impressive, and more powerful. More recent science and fiction have focused on the power of technology that is smaller—a lot smaller. Nanotech puts control over the basic building-blocks of matter into the user's hands, able to create—or destroy—on a scale that is anything but small.