[LMB] The Dome effect

phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Thu Apr 19 20:38:04 BST 2012


On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 09:30:07PM +1000, Gwynne Powell wrote:
> 
> While thinking idly about the Nexus...
> 
> As I read the books I imagine being on those worlds, or in those places. 
> 
> I can imagine being in a spaceship. I'd love it. I can imagine being on 
> a space station, it'd be great (like a giant shopping mall, perhaps. My
>  spiritual home.)
> 
> Walking on a strange planet would be pure bliss. (On a reasonably safe
> strange planet, of course.)
> 
> But under a dome, like Komarr or Beta - it always gives me a shiver of
> claustrophobia.
> That makes no sense. A space ship is far smaller than a dome, or an
> underground dwelling. Even a space station is probably smaller than
> a Komarran dome or a Betan habitat. But I smile at the idea of a 
> space ship. A dome... not so much.

And a dome or spacious 'corridor' probably greatly resembles a giant
shopping mall.  

-xx- Damien X-) 


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