Freedom of Space

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Clarke, Arthur C. "Freedom of Space." Infinity Science Fiction, October 1957. Collected The Other Side of the Sky. NYC: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1958. See Internet Speculative Fiction Database for translations and reprints.[1]

Listed in Benford and Zebrowski's Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science.

In a blog post on The Other Side of the Sky, James Nicoll asks "Why would a man choose life in orbit?", which we will take to imply that a life in orbit is seen by the protagonist as freedom. So users of the wiki might want to check out this story for safe (?) confinement in some sort of space habitat vs. freedom with a great amount of space.

RDE, finishing, 14Jun22