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"I've come across more and more people who've actually tried reading science fiction and can't make it make sense."
- Samuel R. Delany

Emergency Air-Suit  
  A light-duty space suit.  

The emergency air-suits were hung in a closet of the chartroom. I drew one out a double-shell of fabricoid, with the Erentz pressure equalizing current circulating between the inner and the outer layer. With Roberoh watching me and Normah white and silent peering with her sightless eyes I donned the suit. From feet to neck it encased me with its black baggy folds. The mechanism pack was a great lump on my back, with the goggled helmet hinged back behind my head. For weapons there was a hook with a length of wire hung at my belt, and a knife stuck there.
Technovelgy from Voyage 13, by Ray Cummings.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1938
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See the references for space suit from The Emperor of the Stars (1931) by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat).

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