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  • The men ventured out across the creaking lake, leaving stakes with flags at hundred-metre intervals, making frequent stops to check the thickness of the ice.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • I once asked Bob how he'd managed the switch in technique from short fiction to novels, and his response was a typically wry and self-deprecating one along the lines that he hadn't... he said that he tackled his novels as if they were short stories, rather like a sprinter who sails up to the hundred-metre mark and then realises with dismay that he has to maintain that pace for the distance.

    Bob Shaw

  • They ranged in size from sleek needle-like pleasure cruisers, up to hundred-metre passenger liners capable of flying commercial routes up to a hundred lightyears.

    The Dreaming Void

  • And so for more than a decade Tiamat had been observing Lucifer with every possible type of instrumentation, continually recording its spectrum across the entire electromagnetic band, and also actively probing it with radar from a modest hundred-metre dish, slung across a small impact crater.

    2061 Odyssey Three

  • "Since you saw me make a hundred-metre vertical walk, you must have a very good idea how it operates."

    The Fountains of Paradise

  • Three kilometres down from the central Hub, the hundred-metre wide oval of light lay across a section of that colossal stairway.

    Rendezvous with Rama

  • Three kilometres down from the central Hub, the hundred-metre wide oval of light lay across a section of that colossal stairway.

    Rendezvous With Rama

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