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Old June 13 2012, 07:29 PM   #115
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Re: Some science fiction "firsts"

Mistral wrote: View Post
Not sure about Old Olaf but isn't McCaffrey's The Ship Who Sang a bioship?
More of a cyborg -- human brain in a mechanical "body."

As far as worldships, I know both Heinlein and Blish wrote about them decades ago, Heinlein in Orphans of the Sky, 1963 (fix-up novel comprising the novellas "Universe" and "Common Sense", both originally published in 1941) and Blish in his Cities In Flight stories.
Well, cityships rather than worldships. Although there are those who consider New York City a world unto itself...
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