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"I was involved in a cloning project. .. to send me into outer space along with a lot of other people. Not the whole me - just a hair from my head, while I still had some. I would thus pop up in another galaxy in the distant future."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Static Field  
  A defense against a spy beam.  

A guard entered, walked to the table, picked up the recorder, looked at all sides of it, and put it in his pocket.

Avakin said quietly, "I will need that instrument."

"We will supply you with one, Counselor, that does not cast a static field."

From Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Doubleday in 1951
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