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"Science fiction and science have always danced around each other. Science fiction is the subconscious of science."
- Greg Bear

Interplanetary Radiograph Station  
  Network of communication in the solar system.  

Nor is it necessary to again tell how sweating, heat-blistered engineers at every interplanetary radiograph station on three planets, stood by their generators until they were carried out unconscious, speeding up their machines, to the calls of set-faced operators for higher voltage, as they hurled radiogram after radiogram out into space, under a pressure that damaged receivers on boats as far away as Jupiter but which failed to excite the wornout and leaky induction coils of the Columbia's instruments.
From On The Martian Way, by Harry Gore Bishop.
Published by The Broadway Magazine in 1907
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Compare to the Venus Equilateral Relay Station from QRM - Interplanetary by George O. Smith and the messagecraft from The Faithful Messenger (1969) by George Scithers. See also this discussion of a real-life related idea - the interplanetary Internet.

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