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"I do think there is a link in that in both cases, writing fiction or writing a computer program, at any given moment you're focusing on a very specific and particular thing—one word, one line of code, whatever."
- Neal Stephenson

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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