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  • The visiplate, from which the heavily-filtered glare of the vortex had blazed so long, went suddenly black.

    Masters Of The Vortex

  • I walked toward the rig, and not until then did I see the neat round hole drilled through the visiplate.

    The Trouble With Tycho

  • We went rolling across the flat, with the great walls and the jagged peaks of the crater wall every way you looked, with the sun beating down and blinding bright even through the filters of the visiplate, with the cluck and chuckle of the radiation counter beating out a warning undertone, with Susie jigging up and down atop the radio and shooting out small and discreet showers of sparks.

    The Trouble With Tycho

  • Amelia was crawling from the hatch and through the visiplate I could see the wisps of smoke rising from the panel'the brand new panel that we'd installed not too many hours before.

    The Trouble With Tycho

  • We'd plugged the hole in the visiplate so she could live in the cabin of the rig and she had plenty of water.

    The Trouble With Tycho

  • Then a metal mesh cable snaked out onto the visiplate, moving toward the shell like a striking cobra.

    The Martian Way

  • He had known the figures that expressed the planet's diameter, but from a distance of two light-seconds, he had stood at the visiplate and muttered, "Unbelievable!"

    The Martian Way

  • The shell grew larger still, filling the visiplate.

    The Martian Way

  • Each crewman stared into an individual visiplate whose substance was to him as real and as solid as the metal of his ship had ever been; each saw upon that plate whatever it was that, consciously or unconsciously, he wanted most to see.

    Children of the Lens

  • "Don't touch anything, Kandron," he was advised by a thought as cold and as deadly as any one of his own; and upon the Onlonian equivalent of a visiplate there appeared the one likeness which he least expected and least desired to perceive.

    Children of the Lens

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