"Money to me is freedom, and freedom is essential. Money allows me to say that I will now devote my life to being me, rather than putting on my shoes and tie, and going to an office every day."
Compare to the life-shield blanket from Heretics of Dune (1984) by Frank Herbert, the radiant shield from The Houses of Iszm (1954) by Jack Vance, the life detector shield from Cease Fire (1958) by Frank Herbert, the protective shield from Triplanetary (1934) by 'Doc' Smith and the geofactor shield from One Against the Legion (1939) by Jack Williamson.
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