Between the Strokes of Night by Charles Sheffield

The major thing in this book is a process which slows down subjective time a lot for humans.

It's described that this makes it necessary to live in microgravity, that all food has to be eaten cold, that colours change and water tastes bad. You can even see the big bang background radiation. But the body doesn't go stiff as we're shown how people can be dressed and moved from room to room in a subjective instance by robots.

What's not explained is how you can talk and hear. I think it's because it can't be explained in a way consistent with the above. So why does Charles Sheffield explain other things in such detail when they mostly don't matter to the story? Is it to draw attention from sound or to make us think there's an explanation for that too?

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