Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM
Fri Jan 8 01:12:08 UTC 2010

> "Bindlestiff" was also the
> title of a coverstory by James Blish, in Astounding(?) SF in the late
> '40's or early '50's.
> --
> -Wilson

I must have come across this when it was reprinted as part of the third of
what became the Cities in Flight series -- _Earthman, Come Home_ (1955).
"Bindlestiff" was used to refer to a particular kind of flying city, as I
remember it.  The whole series drew on a range of background reference to
American workers' movements.

Robin Hamilton

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