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"I think we're still on that topic, still trying to figure out what computers are, how they change us, why we use them."
- Neal Stephenson

Star Travel  
  Undertaking a journey between the stars.  

"Does that explain why I have to give up my work and go live on the old relic for a year?" Carlin demanded furiously.

"Yes it does," the Arcturian replied. "We're a star-traveling race now. But the mind can take only so much of star-travel. Overdo that strain and you get a revulsion, you get star-sickness. Then the only cure is resto for the mind in completely normal conditions.

From Forgotten World, by Edmond Hamilton.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1946
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