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"I was perfectly satisfied to write science fiction knowing that it would pay very little, that it would be seen by only a very few people."
- Isaac Asimov

Off-Planet  
  Away from a planet, towards another or into space.  

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People came to Niflheim, and worked the mines and uranium refineries and chemical plants, but they did so inside power-driven and contragravity-lifted armor, and they lived on artificial satellites two thousand miles off-planet.
Technovelgy from Uller Uprising, by H. Beam Piper.
Published by Twayne Publishers in 1952
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