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"We [science fiction writers] always wanted to believe in "private sector" space -- hucksters make better characters than a government does."
- Larry Niven

Rotating House  
  A single family home built upon a central pivot; it can be turned at will.  

Lewis Orne, incipient deity, visits the opulent home of the Bullones, a high-ranking political family.

"Lewis was just telling me how our place is very much like his home on Chargon," Polly said.

"Old-fashioned, but we like it that way," Bullone said. "I don't like the modern trend in architecture. Too mechanical. Give me an old-fashioned tetragon on a central pivot every time."

"You sound just like my family," Orne said.

"Good! Good! We usually keep the main salon oriented toward the northeast. View of the capital, you know. But if you want the sun, the shade or a breeze in your room, feel free to turn the house on your own."

From The Godmakers, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Berkley Medallion in 1972
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