Thursday, May 1, 2008

Robert Heinlein's "The Roads Must Roll" (novelette, free)

Terrorist attack on suburban transport system causes much mayhem.

Transport system is based on rolling roads - roads move rather than you. Road comprises of many strips moving at different speeds. Speed of nearby strips differ in small enough amount that you can walk across; strips in the middle of the road move rather fast.

Collected in.

  1. Raymond J Healy & J Francis McComas (Eds)' "Adventures in Time and Space".

Fact sheet.

First published: Astounding, June 1940.
Rating: A.
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Related: Stories of Robert Heinlein.

Note: Why is this post so short?