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22nd Aug '15 6:40:45 AM ShinyAeon
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"The Green Hills Of Earth" is a short story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1947. It tells the "unofficial", warts-and-all, story of Rhysling, the bling singer of the spaceways, an engineer blinded in a shipboard incident who then wrote the songs which became an integral part of the future culture of humanity.

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"The Green Hills Of Earth" is a short story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1947. It tells the "unofficial", warts-and-all, story of Rhysling, the bling blind singer of the spaceways, an engineer blinded in a shipboard incident who then wrote the songs which became an integral part of the future culture of humanity.
19th Jul '15 10:40:32 AM Will
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"The Green Hills Of Earth" is a short story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1947.

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"The Green Hills Of Earth" is a short story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1947.
1947. It tells the "unofficial", warts-and-all, story of Rhysling, the bling singer of the spaceways, an engineer blinded in a shipboard incident who then wrote the songs which became an integral part of the future culture of humanity.


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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Rhysling's last song. After the spaceship he's hitching on suffers a core blowout, killing its engineer, the blind old hobo who happened to hitch a ride calls in to the control room...
-->"Control."\\
"Control aye aye."\\
"Spilling jet three. Emergency."\\
"Is this Macdougal?"\\
"Macdougal is dead. This is Rhysling, [[TheLastDance on watch]]. [[DeathSong Stand by to record]].


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* RulesLawyer: Technically, as a "Distressed Spaceman", Rhysling is entitled to a flight back to Earth. The fact that he didn't bother to take up that flight immediately but instead spent years wandering the solar system, drinking, whoring, and singing, does not technically invalidate that rule.
13th Nov '14 9:21:24 AM chuckg
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* WalkingTheEarth: Rhysling. Until the accident that blinded him, he had been a spaceship engineer; after the accident, he took advantage of the informal custom that a spacer could have one free trip home, using it to wander at will all over the solar system.

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* WalkingTheEarth: Rhysling. Until the accident that blinded him, he had been a spaceship engineer; after the accident, he took advantage of the informal custom law that a spacer could have one free trip home, using it to wander at will all over the solar system.
22nd Sep '13 6:38:53 PM Carnildo
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* BawdySong: Rhysling's unpublished works are alluded to, occasionally by title, and described as being "unfit for publication in a family magazine".
6th May '13 10:18:46 PM Sheora
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* WalkingTheEarth

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* WalkingTheEarthWalkingTheEarth: Rhysling. Until the accident that blinded him, he had been a spaceship engineer; after the accident, he took advantage of the informal custom that a spacer could have one free trip home, using it to wander at will all over the solar system.
6th May '13 10:17:26 PM Sheora
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* PerilousPowerSource

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* PerilousPowerSourcePerilousPowerSource: Rhysling loses his sight this way - he peers past the baffles of a rocket's reactor and is then blinded by Cherenkov radiation. Ouch.
6th May '13 10:16:18 PM Sheora
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* {{Hobos}}

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* {{Hobos}}{{Hobos}}: Old blind Rhysling, the Singer of the Spaceways, is a kind of hobo. He's an unusual example, as he's built up something of a reputation as a wandering poet and is well-regarded by pretty much everyone.
6th May '13 10:15:16 PM Sheora
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* HeroicRROD

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* HeroicRRODHeroicRROD: The poet Rhysling makes critical repairs to a nuclear core, but sustains fatal radiation poisoning. He composes [[spoiler: the eponymous song as he dies]].
25th Oct '12 8:47:32 PM Sheora
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* CommonMeter
* HeroicRROD
* {{Hobos}}
* PerilousPowerSource
* WalkingTheEarth
25th Oct '12 8:44:18 PM Sheora
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"The Green Hills Of Earth" is a short story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1947.

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