beanstalk n.

= space elevator n.

SF Encyclopedia

  • 1982 R. A. Heinlein Friday 1 Robert A. Heinlein

    I have never liked riding the Beanstalk. My distaste was full-blown even before the disaster to the Quito Skyhook. A cable that goes up into the sky with nothing to hold it up smells too much of magic.

Research requirements

any evidence 1982

Earliest cite

Robert A. Heinlein, 'Friday'

Research History
Mark Shawan submitted a 1982 cite from Robert A. Heinlein's "Friday".

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