"The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. You look at the world around you, and take it apart into its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens."
This familiar currency unit, the "dollar" of the future, was Campbell's idea.
Compare to the more elaborate truffle skins from Philip K. Dick's 1965 novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. Also, take a look at the wide variety of alien currencies in the comments to this story on a New Space Currency.
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'Why must we travel ever faster in a seemingly insatiable desire to conquer space and time?'
Man's Marriage To Hologram Ruined By Software Glitch
Till 'NETWORK ERROR' do us part.
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'It was as if some invisible jet impinged upon them and flashed into white flame.'
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'Electronic differentiation of the grotesque, as it says in the specifications - in man, a sense of humor.'
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'And as the ball bulleted downward on a screaming slant, it shrank!'
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'Hufhuf oil held in static tension... within a viewing tube...'
Your Martian Dream Home, Made By Fungi
'... it was the cheapest building material known.'
The Dune Ornithopter, Movie And Book
'The wings were at full spread-rest, their delicate metal interleavings extended.'
100X Improvement In DNA Information Storage
'A record that wouldn't get lost and couldn't be destroyed.'
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