Word usage examples
He carried on to the control room, stared out through the viewports at the weirdly distorted universe observed from a ship running under Mannschenn Drive, tactfully turning his back while the officer of the watch hastily erased the three-dimensional ticktacktoe lattice from the plotting tank.
They were flying tail first and eyes down, literally hanging from their restraint harnesses, nothing but the viewports between them and the lurid landscape rolling past below them.
The viewports were half-covered in mold, but the exterior view video cameras were still working.
Norla watched as the flames ate in toward the heatproof viewports, scouring away the loathsome growth that had blocked her view and letting her see again.
Blinding sunlight, almost immediately dimmed as the viewports automatically polarized, smote through into the control room, and, outside, made haloes of iridescence in the clouds of ice particles through which the vessel was driving.
He abandoned his attempt at perambulation, made his way through the clutter of chairs and consoles to the viewports overlooking the lake.
The blast rocked the spaceship on her landing gear and a strip of burning fabric drifted down across her stem, blotting out the control room viewports with writhing blue and yellow flames.
The sloping viewports of the ingot-shaped vessel looked out on cloud-blanketed Exodo II and its poor excuse for a moon, and some lightyears distant, the luminous dust clouds of the Spangled Veil Nebula.
Outside the viewports several hundred asteroids could be seen at any given time, the nearest handful as irregular lumps, the rest as pinpoints of reflected light from the distant sun.
Huge vines and vinelike creatures wrapped around the small craft and obscured the viewports, and the warriors had difficulty moving in their gray environmental suits.