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"The primary attraction [of writing sf] is the sheer pleasure of creating something from whole cloth."
- Dan Simmons

Ridulian Crystal Sheets  
  Exceptionally strong, surpassingly thin material.  

If I cast my thoughts in a particular mode, the dictatel is activated. I merely think in this mode and the words are printed for me on ridulian crystal sheets only one molecule thick. Sometimes I order copies printed on materials of lesser permanence.
From God Emperor of Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1981
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