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flagamuffin  ·  1052 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: February 29th: What are you reading this week?

That just seems likely to be accurate, in my opinion.

briandmyers  ·  1052 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Heh - I did a quick search and found the passage I was referring to - here it is :

    Some women, Commander Norton had decided long ago, should not be allowed aboard ship; weightlessness did things to their breasts that were too damn distracting. It was bad enough when they were motionless; but when they started to move, and sympathetic vibrations set in, it was more than any warm-blooded male should be asked to take. He was quite sure that at least one serious space accident had been caused by acute crew distraction, after the transit of a well-upholstered lady officer through the control cabin.
OftenBen  ·  1052 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I thought that did a good job to characterize Norton. The man already has 2 wives, and none of that crew seemed bound to the sexual norms and mores we observe today.

briandmyers  ·  1052 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Agreed - but you have to admit, it's very old-school to talk about the jiggliness of a "well-upholstered lady officer".

flagamuffin  ·  1051 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's very scifi.

briandmyers  ·  1051 days ago  ·  link  ·  

'Hard' scifi :-)