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"The trick is not becoming a writer. The trick is staying a writer. Day after month after year after story after book."
- Harlan Ellison

Emergency Air-Suit  
  A light-duty space suit.  

The emergency air-suits were hung in a closet of the chartroom. I drew one out — a double-shell of fabricoid, with the Erentz pressure equalizing current circulating between the inner and the outer layer. With Roberoh watching me — and Normah white and silent peering with her sightless eyes — I donned the suit. From feet to neck it encased me with its black baggy folds. The mechanism pack was a great lump on my back, with the goggled helmet hinged back behind my head. For weapons there was a hook with a length of wire hung at my belt, and a knife stuck there.
From Voyage 13, by Ray Cummings.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1938
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See the references for space suit from The Emperor of the Stars (1931) by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat).

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