[DWJ] Re: zero-g wounds

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Mon Dec 31 10:43:36 EST 2007


In <47790AA9.2030808 at allums.com>, Mark Allums wrote:
>Heinlein wrote a scene where the air circulation was stopped 
>temporarily, and as a demonstration, a match was lit (people apparently 
>smoked on space stations in the nineteen-forties and -fifties, not like 
>today) and it stayed lit while it was moved around, but when it was held 
>perfectly still, it went out.

I thought I knew Heinlein pretty well, but I can't recall this scene. 
Which book is it in?  To be honest it sounds more like Spider Robinson,
telling everyone that matches run out of oxygen if they aren't moving
through air, and so would people, in *Stardance* or something.

Minnow




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