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"We are all repositories for genetically-encoded information that we're all spreading back and forth amongst each other, all the time. We're just lousy with information."
- Neal Stephenson

Zero 'g' (Zero Gee)  
  In a ship in orbit, in free fall.  

She was escorted by an elderly woman who seemed quite at home under zero g and gave Linda a helpful push when she showed signs of being stuck.
From Islands in the Sky, by Arthur C. Clarke.
Published by Not known in 1952
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See also free fall from Islands of Space (1931) by John Campbell.

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