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"If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction."
- Frederik Pohl

Hotello  
  A portable room within a room.  

"...They lost their previous housing somehow, so Vlade set up a hotello they brought with them."

"I see." Hotellos were rooms that could be packed into a suitcase. They were often deployed inside other buildings, not being very sturdy. Usually they provided private space inside crowded larger spaces.

From New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Published by Hatchett in 2017
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Compare to the temporary quarters from Neuromancer, by William Gibson.

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