"...if you want to know what your future looks like, don't waste your time on Analog; read Time magazine. We are already saturated in the future. "
Here's the quote about the stuntship whose sole purpose was to fly into the sun to provide spectacular effects for a rock concert.
The earliest reference to this idea (that I can find, anyway) is the black coating from E.E. 'Doc Smith's 1939 novel Gray Lensman.
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