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"The way you write science fiction is: you sit down at your writing machine and you open your mind to the first thought that comes through."
- Frederik Pohl

Space Tunnel  
  An enclosed gang plank extended between space ships.  

“I’m Hal Bailey, owner of Mars. If that doesn’t convey anything try ‘Excellent Friend.’ ”

“You’re — you’re him are you?” He heard her gasp. “Excuse me! I can explain this . . . Come on over.”

She opened her ship’s outer lock. Hal lowered his space-tunnel into position, crossed into the girl’s control room.* The place was littered with spectrometers, charts, maps, sextants, and Martian desert drawings...

She broke the magnetic contact holding the tunnel to Hal’s ship and it folded back in place.

* Space Tunnel — A space “gang plank” entirely inclosed, extending from airlock to airlock of adjoining ships— folding up concertinawise when not in use. — Ed.

Technovelgy from The Man Who Bought Mars, by Polton Cross.
Published by Fantastic Adventures in 1941
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Compare to the tubular space-gangway from The Star Roamers (1933) by Edmond Hamilton.

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