to travel in a spaceship using a torch drive
About seventeen seconds and a gnat’s wink after we make contact the Go For Broke will torch for Mars…for we’ve got to be there by Wednesday.
Double Star in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 29/2
I let myself be shanghaied aboard the spaceship Tom Paine and we were torching for Mars.
Double Star in Astounding Mar. 104/1
D’mahl was a detached observer far out in space watching the scoutship torch ahead of the Trek.
Riding Torch (1978) 189
I’ll take the parasols with me when I torch for the Moon and drop them off along the way.
Lodestar (2001) 173
Research HistoryMalcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of Robert Heinlein's "Double Star"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1956 original magazine appearance.
Malcolm Farmer suggested Norman Spinrad's "Riding the Torch"; Mike Christie located a cite from a 1978 reprint.
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 2001 reprint of Michael Flynn's 2000 "Lodestar".
We would like cites of any date from other authors.
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