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U2 song reference to Sci-Fi novel?

  1. Sep 27, 2009 #1


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    Does anyone think the U2 song "No Line On The Horizon" might be a tribute to Larry Niven's novel Ringworld? The novel describes an engineered, rotating ring-shaped "planet" that occupies an entire orbit around a star. The inside of the ring is populated. Looking afar (e.g. spinward, or anti-spinward) from the inside, the ring appears to curve up toward the horizon, which results in "no line on the horizon."
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  3. Sep 27, 2009 #2


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    I've never heard the song, but just looked up the lyrics. They make no sense to me, so I can't really say if they reference anything in particular
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