1979C. SheffieldWeb Between Worlds (1981) ii. 31
‘And take a look at the old reports on the dynamics of the bridge. You’ll see that it’s usually called a skyhook, although to me it always seems to be more like a Beanstalk.’ He laughed. ‘Up from the surface of the Earth, to a new land at the top of it—surely that’s a Beanstalk, if ever I heard of one. Pity your name isn’t Jack.’
1986C. SheffieldNimrod Hunt iv. 45
It was a race along confused networks of high-speed slideways, a plunge along the vertiginous corkscrews of spiral staircases, and finally a series of long dives through the black depths of vertical drop-shafts.
1989C. SheffieldOut of Copyright in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May 97
The Phase B effort that the four combines were working on now was a proof-of-capability run for the full Europan Metamorphosis…. The next phases called for the delivery of fifty asteroids to impact points on Europa (Phase C), followed by thermal mixing operations on the moon’s surface (Phase D).
1992C. SheffieldCold as Ice (1993) x. 151
She herself had never found anything wrong with the old nondecimal twenty-four-hour/sixty-minute/sixty-second system, although the Ganymedeans mocked it as being as old-fashioned as fathoms, feet, fortnights, and furlongs.
1979C. SheffieldGrooves of Change in Amazing Stories 14/1
When Wolf’s image appeared on the holoscreen, sleepy-looking and irritated, Park decided he must have made a slight error in his time calculation.
1990C. SheffieldHow Did a Nice Guy Like You in Thrust Winter 18/3
The New Wave in science fiction can be characterized in many different ways. Some said it was an attempt to bring the writing of science fiction into the 20th Century by introducing techniques that had been common in literary circles for fifty to sixty years. Others said that it was a unique fusion of two realms of creative ideas, the scientific and the literary. Others said that it was a bad thing, and that SF should get out of the salon and back in the gutter, where it belonged. ‘There’s too much literature, trying to pass itself off as science fiction.’
1979C. SheffieldWeb Between Worlds (1980) 31
And take a look at the old reports on the dynamics of the bridge. You'll see that it’s usually called a skyhook, although it always seems to be more like a Beanstalk.
1988C. SheffieldAcross the Great Divide in J. Baen New Destinies (#3) Spring 21
We can expect developments in chemical rockets, and we can expect ion propulsion and perhaps solar sailing and nuclear to help out on the long hauls.
1992C. SheffieldCold As Ice (1993) xvii. 252
[during a search and rescue operation on Europa] I’d love to see what’s down there, but two of us might be more load than the rim can take. I’ll step back a few meters for safety, then you go ahead. Keep me informed through your suit phone. I’ll pass the word to the others.
1978C. SheffieldSight of Proteus in Amazing Stories May 6/1
‘Bey? Put me up on visual, will you,’ said the wall screen. Wolf touched his wrist again adn the cheeful, ruddy face of John Larsen appeared on the wall holo.