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"I suspect that religion is a necessary evil in the childhood of our particular species. And that's one of the interesting things about contact with other intelligences: we could see what role, if any, religion plays in their development."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Stillsuit Desert Boots  
  Special boots that offered parasitic power harvesting.  

This entry provides some additional details for the original stillsuit from Herbert's earlier novel, Dune.

Paul sat on the edge of his bed and began stripping off his desert boots. They smelled rancid from the lubricant which eased the action of the heel-powered pumps that drove his stillsuit.
From Dune Messiah, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1969
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