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"The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. You look at the world around you, and take it apart into its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens."
- Frederik Pohl

Space Craft Rope Ladder  
  Equipment used for debar king from a space craft.  

After scrambling down the precipitous side of the ship on a rope ladder...
From Diabologic, by Eric Frank Russell.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1955
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