The Beat Cluster by Fritz Leiber:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"They lived in spaceborne bubbles and feared the Earth - but not as much as old Earth feared them!"


('The Beat Cluster' by Fritz Leiber)

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Green Guk
Algae that produces essential oxygen as a byproduct.

Inflatable Living-Globe
An inflatable bubble in space, suitable for human habitation.

Precipitrons
Filtration system to remove dust and other particulates from the atmosphere in space stations.

Sealingsilk
Transparent and flexible material, even against hard vacuum in space.

Sun-Quilt
A colorful fabric with a silvered backing used to shield the interior of a living-globe from excessive sunlight.

 

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