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See also the space charts from After World's End (1939) by Jack Williamson, the automatic navigator in A Matter of Size (1934) by Harry Bates, the pilot-robot in Collision Orbit (1941) also by Williamson, the 3D tank display in Triplanetary (1930) by 'Doc' Smith, the article on astrogation in Methuselah's Children (1941) by Robert Heinlein and the telechart in Crashing Suns (1928) by Edmond Hamilton.
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