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Old 08-26-2014, 12:13 AM   #76
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Somewhat relevant to the suck/blow discussion, as well as characters living in an environment of differing pressure: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/exhalation/
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Perhaps one of the groups of 'beings' could be the order of the steel belt. Sort of a quasi religious order that tries to keep some sort of order in their society.
Radalian martial arts belt type order. Cotton, Rayon, Polyglas (glass fiber, or fibre), Steel.

"By the carbon black which makes our world a more durable place to live, I award you the steel belt of rotatia with crossed weights and three studs. Run long, wear well but never run flat."
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Somewhat relevant to the suck/blow discussion, as well as characters living in an environment of differing pressure: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/exhalation/
Thanks for that. I just learned of Ted Chiang in another thread here recently.
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