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"Generally, the human race avoids doing anything radical until forced into it."
- Frederik Pohl

Spacelanes Traffic Jam  
  Fanciful description of commuters in space.  

Commute ships roared on all sides, as Ed Morris made his way wearliy home to Earth at the end of a long hard day at the office. The Ganymede-Terra lanes were choked with exhausted, grim-faced businessmen; Jupiter was in opposition to Earth and the trip was a good two hours. Every few million miles the great flow slowed to a grinding, agonized halt; signal-lights flashed as streams from Mars and Saturn fed into the main traffic-arteries.
From Sales Pitch, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Future Science Fiction Magazine in 1954
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