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"Beyond a thousand years from now humans are not quite recognizably human, and I have trouble finding characters."
- Larry Niven

Artibase  
  An artificial asteroid base between planets.  

"We hung' on there, subsurface, down under the Copernicus crater, while they slammed their C-missiles into us. We held out maybe five years. Then they started landing. Me and those still left took off in high-speed attack torpedoes. Set up pirate bases among the outer planets." Unger twitched restlessly. I hate to talk about that part. Defeat, the end of everything. Why do you ask me? I helped build 3-4-9-5, the best artibase of the lot. Between Uranus and Neptune. Then I retired again. Until the dirty rats slid in and leisurely blew it to bits. Fifty thousand men, women, kids. The whole colony..."

The red-rimmed eye surveyed the luxurious office. "Didn't know about this. You people sure done a good job fixing-up your artibase. Looks almost like I remember the real Earth. A little too fast and bright; not so peaceful as Earth really was. But you even got the smell of the air the same."

Technovelgy from War Veteran, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by If in 1955
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Dick adds:

"Unger thinks this is an artificial satellite someplace between Uranus and Neptune. A reconstruction of a small part of New York - a few thousand people and machines under a plastic dome.

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