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    Stephan Baxter repeating descriptions

    Love the Xeelee Sequence, rereading Vacuum Diagram for fun.
    Realized something: Near identical descriptions in 2 stories. I thought while reading "deja-vu?"

    Vacuum Diagrams: Gossamer
    Lvov stood on the surface of Pluto.
    The suit's insulation was good, but enough heat leaked to send nitrogen clouds hissing around her footsteps, and where she walked she burned craters in the ice. Gravity was only a few per cent of gee, and Lvov, Earth-born, felt as if she might blow away.

    Vacuum Diagrams: Pilot
    She stepped out onto the ancient surface of Chiron.
    The ice was a rich crimson laced with organic purple. The suit's insulation was good, but enough heat leaked to send nitrogen clouds hissing around her footsteps, and where she walked she burned craters in the ice. Gravity was only a few per cent of gee, and Gage, Mars-born, felt as if she might blow away.

    Anyone else found similar?

    Anyhow...the stories are still good.

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    Looks like cryptomnesia.

    Never thought I'd ever get to use that word.

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    @Wks Wong: You're just focusing on a couple of little details. They could have completely different plots and those could the only similarities. I never read them, so I don't know, but I'm just saying I don't think it's a big deal.

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