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"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."
- Frederik Pohl

Star Travel  
  Undertaking a journey between the stars.  

"Does that explain why I have to give up my work and go live on the old relic for a year?" Carlin demanded furiously.

"Yes it does," the Arcturian replied. "We're a star-traveling race now. But the mind can take only so much of star-travel. Overdo that strain and you get a revulsion, you get star-sickness. Then the only cure is resto for the mind in completely normal conditions.

From Forgotten World, by Edmond Hamilton.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1946
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