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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

Lunar Greenhouse Tunnel  
  A multipurpose conservatory on the Moon.  

Like all loonies, we conserve our dead and am truly glad the barbaric custom of burial was left back on old Earth; our way is better. But Davis family does not put that which comes out of processor into our commercial farming tunnels. No. It goes into our little greenhouse tunnel, there to become roses and daffodils and peonies among soft-singing bees. Tradition says that Black Jack Davis is in there, or whatever atoms of him do remain after many, many years of blooming.

Is a happy place, a beautiful place.

Technovelgy from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein.
Published by GP Putnam in 1966
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Compare to the spaceship garden from The Heritage of the Earth (1932) by Harley S. Aldinger, Martian sawgrass from QRM - Interplanetary (1942) by George O. Smith, the asteroid garden from Asteroid of Fear (1951) by Raymond Z. Gallun, bubbleworld from At the Bottom of a Hole (1966) by Larry Niven and lifezones from Tides of Light (1989) by Gregory Benford.

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