I ordered my observer then to switch to the barrage itself. He got a close focus on it, but this showed little except a continuous series of blinding flashes, which, from the viewplate, lit up the entire interior of the ship.
Again I turned to my viewplate, which was still focussed on the central section of the Sinsing works.
Seen upon the ultroscope viewplate, the battle looked as though it were being fought in daylight, perhaps on a cloudy day, while the explosions of the rockets appeared as flashes of extra brilliance.
There was even a telescreen whose eyes opened on the forward viewplate, so that the engineer could follow the maneuvering.
He took the readings from the dials about the viewplate, and hurled them as thoughts against the psychocoil of the computer, then waited while that most complicated of machines digested all the factors and prepared the answer.
She looked around but failed to see his tall figure and saturnine face—treacherous face, she thought—among the half-dozen passengers already reclining in plastolounges, watching the amazing panorama projected on the ceiling from the viewplate recorders in the prow and stern of the huge space-vessel.
He could see Drake’s looming ugly helmet over the control board, through the forward view plate.
Kennedy climbed in. There was a viewplate just to the left of his head.
The Geodetic Survey Station faded from the viewplates of the sensory helmet that was lying face-up on the dashboard.
All that the intent crew and the Captain were able to see through the viewplate was a thin glaze in which a deformed parody of a human shape could be seen struggling against a nebulous background.
Philip Francis Nowlan, "Armageddon 2419 A.D."
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