Sol III n.

the Earth

Also Sol Three.

  • 1937 E. E. Smith Galactic Patrol in Astounding Stories Nov. 130/2 page image Edward E. Smith bibliography

    Lensman of Trenco space port, or any other Lensman within call!… Kinnison of Tellus—Sol III—calling.

  • 1941 E. E. Smith Vortex Blaster in Comet July 4/1 page image Edward E. Smith

    And even to that individual grain of sand called ‘Earth’—or, in modern parlance, ‘Sol Three’, or ‘Tellus of Sol’, or simply ‘Tellus’—the affair was of negligible importance.

  • 1942 ‘R. Rocklynne’ Jackdaw in Astounding Science-Fiction Aug. 68/2 page image Ross Rocklynne bibliography

    But where, in all the universes which stretched endlessly through the cosmos, had there been a precedent for the thoroughly confounding incidents which had occurred on Sol Three?

  • 1949 P. Anderson Double-Dyed Villains in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 8/1 page image Poul Anderson bibliography

    Wing Alak of Sol III…you are under arrest for conspiracy against the state.

  • 1954 ‘W. Tenn’ Party of the Two Parts in Galaxy Science Fiction Aug. 8/2 page image William Tenn bibliography

    The difficulty did not originate on Sol III this time.

  • 1957 R. A. Heinlein Citizen of Galaxy in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 18/2 page image Robert A. Heinlein bibliography

    While each planet has its day, its year, its own method of dating, while they are reconciled for science in terms of the standard second as defined by radioactive decay, the standard year of the birthplace of mankind, and a standard reference date, the first jump from that planet, Sol III, to its satellite, it was impossible for an illiterate boy to date anything that way.

  • 1972 P. Gotlieb Son of Morning in Fantasy and Science Fiction June 4/1 page image Phyllis Gotlieb bibliography

    By the time Khreng and Prandra came out of deepsleep the ship was in Solthree orbit. [Ibid. 34/2, with the meaning ‘person from Earth’:] Khreng sat in shul with the men of Kostopol and the Qumedon/rabbi, cursing his aching back; he prayed to the God of Solthrees with his voice and to Firemaster with his heart: Unburden me of this Shape and this World, make me a man among men on Ungruwarkh and I never lift a foot off the planet again!

  • 1983 M. McCollum Life Probe xv. 237 Michael McCollum

    The Scientists and engineers of Sol III will have been drafted into the great effort.

  • 1997 I. McDonald After Kerry in Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 130 page image Ian McDonald bibliography

    ‘You are disturbing the ambassador…. She should not be disturbed when channeling. It’s dangerous.’…‘Ya,’ the ambassador to Sol Three said. The door closed.

  • 2007 J. Ringo & J. Cochrane Sister Time i. 1 (heading) page image John Ringo Julie Cochrane bibliography

    Tuesday 10/12/54 Chicago, USA, Sol III

Research requirements

antedating 1937

Earliest cite

Edward E. Smith, "Galactic Patrol"

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from George O. Smith's "Pattern for Conquest".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a reprint of William Tenn's "Party of the Two Parts"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1954 first magazine appearance.
Mike Christie submitted a 1949 cite from Poul Anderson's "The Double-dyed Villains".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of Andrew Salmond's "Stimulus"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1958 original magazine appearance.
Mike Christie submitted a 1942 cite from Ross Rocklynne's "Jackdaw".
Mike Christie submitted a 1957 cite from Robert Heinlein's "Citizen of the Galaxy".
Dan Tilque submitted a cite from a 1968 reprint of E.E. Smith's 1950 "Galactic Patrol"; Mike Christie checked the 1937/38 first magazine version and the cite does not appear there.
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1990 reprint of Michael McCollum's "Life Probe".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1941 cite from Edward E. Smith's "The Vortex Blaster".
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1937 cite from E. E. Smith's "Galactic Patrol", in Astounding (unclear whether this is the same one Dan Tilque submitted that Mike was unable to verify).
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2007 cite from John Ringo and Julie Cochrane's "Sister Time".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1972 cite from Phyllis Gotlieb.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1941 cite from "Doc" Smith's "Vortex Blaster", in Comet.

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