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"it slowly dawned on me that the landscape of science is maybe what interests people a great deal in science fiction."
- Gregory Benford

Temporary Quarters  
  Device used to separate a large interior space in an off-planet satellite into various living spaces.  

Case lay flat on the deck, on his stomach, arms spread. Something struck him on the shoulder. He rolled over and saw a fat bundle of elastic cable. "Gotta play house," she said. "You help me string this up." He looked around the wide, feature-less space and noticed steel rings welded on every surface, seemingly at random.

When they'd strung the cables, according to some complex scheme of Molly's, they hung them with battered sheets of yellow plastic... Case heaved at one of the yellow sheets; the thing was light but still awkward. Zion smelled of cooked vegetables, humanity and ganja.

Technovelgy from Neuromancer, by William Gibson.
Published by Phantasia Press in 1984
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Compare to the hotello from New York 2140 (2017) by Kim Stanley Robinson.

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