"If I had to get a new Ph.D. now, I'd get it in polymer engineering - the manipulation of matter."
This is probably the first use of the phrase "space-liner".
Compare to space liner from John W. Campbell's 1932 story Electronic Siege and the heighliners from Frank Herbert's 1965 novel Dune. For an experience, read the article on hyperspace jump in a large, comfortable Imperial passenger ship from Isaac Asimov's 1951 novel Foundation.
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