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"[Science fiction is] an integration of the mood and attitude of science (the objective universe) with the fears and hopes that spring from the unconscious."
- Gregory Benford

Mass-Conversion Ship  
  A spacecraft that uses the ultimate in fuel sources.  

"The latest development is the mass-conversion ship, such as the Mayflower, and it may be the final development — a mass-conversion ship is theoretically capable of approaching the speed of light."
From Farmer in the Sky, by Robert Heinlein.
Published by Scribners in 1950
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