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"A science fiction story is a story built around human beings, with a human problem and a human solution, which would not have happened at all without its scientific content."
- Theodore Sturgeon

Viewscreen Pentagon  
  A display with a central, pentagonal display surrounded by square displays attached to the sides.  

In the central pentagon of the great six-fold viewscreen that filled the wall in front of me, I saw only the starry blackness of space to which the Aldebaran's nose was pointed. In four of the squares leafing out from that pentagon were only the stars; port, starboard, keel-ward and above—above with respect to the ship's own decks. In the lower, the sternward square, however, was a vast, concave bowl, night-filled except along one arc of its rim where the flaming colors of the sunrise were painted...

The Sun was behind us! It couldn't be—but there it was, and there was the Wanderer in the central pentagon.

From Sunward Flight, by Leo Zagat.
Published by Super Science Stories in 1943
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Compare to the Mirror Grid Multiple-View Surveillance Panel from Wandl, The Invader (1939) by Ray Cummings.

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