"...science fiction is sort of like a sociological genome. It's a huge range of possible futures, most of them useless; some vital. You never really know in advance."
The tower uses special bands of refrigerator tape embedded in the surrounding permafrost to stabilize the building and leech away the heat of construction.
Compare to city of glass from The Godmakers (1972) by Frank Herbert,
metalloglass from Buck Rogers, 2430 AD (1929) by Nowlan and Calkins and plani-glass from Crystalized Thought (1937) by Nat Schachner.
Compare to city of glass from The Godmakers (1972) by Frank Herbert, metalloglass from Buck Rogers, 2430 AD (1929) by Nowlan and Calkins and plani-glass from Crystalized Thought (1937) by Nat Schachner.
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'Chain of hotels that specialized in non-human service.'
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'But then... not every bulldozer operator works on the Moon.'
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'Griff found the white and pink map distracting and switched it off using his tongue mouse.'
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'He was one of the smaller, energy-saving new breed...'
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'Jimmy Cardigan and Harlowe, staring through the darkside port, had their feet in the foot-loops...'
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'But the rising sign, as it had been designed to do, held his eyes. A vast circle of scarlet stars came up into the greenish desert dusk.'
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'A lightning pilot possibly could land that tin toy without power and still walk away from it provided he had the skill to play Skip-to-MíLou in and out of the atmosphere...'
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'It was you who betrayed me ó you and your robot cat.'
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'with its atomic engine as noiseless as a dancing sunbeam...'
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