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  • The lifesystem was a cylinder with the central core running through it, the central core that joined the ramscoop to the fusion drive.

    Neutron Star

  • The safeties had blown his lifesystem capsule free of the explosion, barely.

    Minnesota Menage

  • Only the nose had been painted, around the lifesystem.

    Crashlander

  • They started with a No. 2 General Products hull, just like the one around the Institute of Knowledge ship, and the lifesystem was practically a duplicate of the Laskins ', but there the resemblance ended.

    Crashlander

  • The lifesystem was two circular rooms, one above the other, with a small air lock to one side.

    Crashlander

  • The two-man control room looked pretty small for a lifesystem until I noticed the bubble extension folded into the nose.

    Crashlander

  • He set up the programs for the Stipock Geologer, which would analyze planets from orbit and lay out incredibly detailed maps of metals, ores, and topography; the Stipock Ecologer, which analyzed the lifesystem of a planet in a single orbit; and the Stipock Climate Analyzer, which could predict weather for a year in advance with fair accuracy, and climatic trends for centuries with near perfect accuracy.

    Capitol

  • It had started a year and a month ago, when two men climbed into the almost luxurious lifesystem of the Overcee, ran the ship out to Neptune's orbit under escort, and vanished.

    Covergent Series

  • The splashdown shell will leave a rim of congealed glass around my lifesystem.

    Tales of Known Space

  • The oxygen tanks I can empty into the lifesystem as they fill.

    Tales of Known Space

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