"What television does is rent us friends and relatives who are quite satisfactory. This is quite something, to rent artificial friends and relatives right inside the house."
Lazarus Long, the longest-lived member of the Howard Families, needs to pick up a freighter big enough to load 100,000 people and take them into orbit. Where can you go to get a good price on a space freighter?
The moon, naturally.
The moon, naturally.
The original version of this described walking in lunar gravity this way: "McFee lent him a vac suit. They left the dome by North Tunnel and strolled around the ground ships in the long, easy, loping strides of men used to low gravity."
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