1941L. BrackettRetreat to the Stars in Astonishing Stories Nov. 45/1
The Sparling bucked dangerously under his hands. He cursed it, whirled it toward another fighter. The third was maneuvering for a tube shot. Ralph’s heat-ray raked out. The fighter, hulled, reeled away as her men died in the vacuum.
1944L. BrackettVeil of Astellar in Thrilling Wonder Stories Spring 53/1
You planet-bound people build your four little walls of thought and roof them in with convention, and you think there’s nothing else. But space is big, and there are other worlds, and other ways.