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"I share the view of Pythagoras that the world is number. The ultimate substrate of the universe is math. There's no way to test that - it's pure metaphysical speculation."
- Bart Kosko

Stellarimeter  
  Used by space navigators.  

“Come on. Then you both have a drink. On me. Real friendly, damn it." His other hand fell toward Rydra's shoulder, but she caught his wrist. The fingers opened from the many-scaled stellarimeter grafted onto his palm. "Navigator?"

He nodded, and she let the hand go, which landed.

From Babel-17, by Samuel R. Delany.
Published by Ace Books in 1966
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Compare to the palm flower from the 1967 novel Logan's Run by William Nolan and G.C. Johnson and to the cardioplate from Harlan Ellison's 1965 novel Repent Harlequin, Said the TickTockMan.

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