"Does it open a new horizon for my thinking? Does it lead me to think new kinds of thoughts, that I would not otherwise perhaps have thought at all? These qualities are what [make] science fiction ...unique."
Compare to asteroid mining (blasting) from Asteroid of Gold (1932) by Clifford Simak, the luminous stake markers from The Radium World (1932) by Frank K. Kelly, the meteor miner from Salvage in Space (1933) by Jack Williamson, asteroid claim law from Jurisdiction (1941) by Nat Schachner, space placers from The Day We Celebrate (1941) by Nelson S. Bond, the asteroid mining robot from Catch That Rabbit (1944) by Isaac Asimov, the asteroid mine from Love Among the Robots (1946) by Emmett McDowell, the coal mole from The Web Between the Worlds (1979) by Charles Sheffield, and asteroid metal from The Mechanical Monarch (1958) by E.C. Tubb.
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'Our planet, Ev, hangs spinning in the triangle formed by the three, and the three suns revolve slowly around it.'
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'It would soon squeeze in and harangue him in the cranky, garbagey fashion of the Nitz advertisements.'
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'This concentrated sunlight... would cause subsurface ice to sublimate into water vapor...'
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'Was all his talk about the consciousness and intelligence of machines merely a prelude...'
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'You can get used to the taste difference.'
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'...and a sound tape to supply the noise.'
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'He had then applied countless different electrical vibrations to this metallic brain-stuff...'
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'Neural circuits buzzed and every sense and response in his body was accelerated by a ratio of five.'
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Pretty soon, you'll start seeing this term on very expensive items.
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