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"I have a standard axiom: all governments lie. Don't believe anything they say. And corporations are only kinds of government."
- Frank Herbert

Star-Globe (Ship)  
  A spherical spacecraft.  

He was burning out his brains for a way to get a berth on that star-globe. It was pathetic — almost as though part of his own soul would die if he couldn’t go out to Proxima Centauri — and those twin planets...

I heard a protracted clicking, deep in the star-globe. It meant another irregularity of the overdrive engines. Probably worse than usual — but I guess it didn’t scare anybody, not even those who saw wires burn up in the overload of power that had drawn us back to normal space, in the fire that flashed through great crystals.

Technovelgy from Brother Worlds, by Raymond Z. Gallun.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1951
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