"The bottom line in the Dune trilogy is: beware of heroes. Much better to rely on your own judgment, and your own mistakes."
This item appears mostly as a single term; it is not defined by the author. Science fiction fans, however, will recognize the reference to large cylindrical space habitats that are spun about their axes to create the semblance of gravity on the inner wall of the structure.
The canonical example of this kind of habitat is Rama, from Arthur C. Clarke's novel of the same name. The earliest example of this that I can find is city of space, from a Jack Williamson story in 1931.
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