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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

Platinum Alloy Disc  
  A silvery disc used for data record storage.  

Since nothing material was destroyed when the Eddorians were forced into the next plane of existence, their historical records have also become available. Those records - folios and tapes and playable discs of platinum alloy, resistant indefinitely even to Eddore's noxious atmosphere - agree with those of the Arisians upon this point.
From Triplanetary, by E.E. 'Doc' Smith.
Published by Not known in 1934
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