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"The first thing that's wrong with being a science-fiction writer today is that the present has caught up with the future and surpassed it."
- Peter Watts

Gravity Tube  
  A special passage way that eases the movement of material within a ship.  

The gravity tube, when powered, maintained a zero-gee condition, and was used to move materials, equipment, whatever, between decks. In this case, the power was off, of course, but it didn't matter because so was the artificial gravity.
From Chindi, by Jack McDevitt.
Published by Ace Books in 2002
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