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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

Spaceways  
  A set route though space.  

He heard the gossip of the spaceways, news from a dozen planets of a thousand different events; he heard the latest joke about the Venusian Emperor and the latest report on the Chino-Aryan war and the latest song hot from the lips of Rose Robertson, whom every man on the civilized planets adored as ‘the Georgia Rose’.
From Shambleau, by C.L. Moore.
Published by Weird Tales in 1933
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This helpful word found itself into many breezy statements about space; here's another example from Jurisdiction, by Nat Schachner:

The Erebus was the luxury liner of the spaceways.

Compare to the space-lanes from Crashing Suns, the 1928 classic by Edmond Hamilton.

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