I recall reading a book maybe 20 years ago; two people on the moon went to a low budget overnight accommodation. The beds are stone shelves.

One says to the other something like

in the moons low gravity a flat stone bed feels softer than the softest feather bed on Earth

in the morning the other agrees with the first.

I think it might have been a Heinlein, work but not sure. Looking for the name of the work and the quote.

  • There is a sequence in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls that has four characters sleeping on a simple stone shelf, but there is no dialog supporting the idea that any one is skeptical about the prospect. – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten May 29 '14 at 15:28

I believe the quote is

At one-sixth gee a rock shelf is softer than a foam mattress in Iowa. I went to sleep quickly.

from The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert Heinlein. The story is told in the first person and so this was an internal observation of Richard Ames.


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