Double Star by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Terrific Heinlein; social upheaval on two planets, politics, spacemen, and real Martians. Lorenzo Smythe, an out-of-work actor is given the role of a lifetime (somewhat involuntarily) and the opportunity to act on a somewhat larger stage than he is accustomed to. Select
A system of public transportation that used partially evacuated tubes and capsules big enough for passengers.
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