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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

Spray-Foam Blouse  
  Clothing that is sprayed on fresh.  

Joe Fernwright is on his way to Sirius; as his journey begins, he regards a fellow passenger.

He eyed her covertly and found her attractive; her short-clipped bronze hair formed an effective contrast to her light gray skin. In addition, she had one of the smallest waists he had ever seen, and in the permoform spray-foam blouse and pants this as well as the rest of her stood fully revealed.
Technovelgy from Galactic Pot-Healer, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Berkley Publishing in 1969
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A similar idea is used in Stanislaw Lem's 1961 novel Return From the Stars; see the entry for spray-on clothing. This technovelgy is already in use - see the article on Fabrican - Spray On Clothing.

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