Common Sense by Robert Heinlein:
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Together with Universe, published a few months earlier, Common Sense is one of the earliest uses of the generation ship idea. The self-sustaining ship Vanguard is just cruising on its own through interstellar space in the centuries following a mutiny that killed the officers.
The two parts were published as Orphans in the Sky in 1951. Select
Gravity produced by artifice, rather than by a suitably large mass.
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