hulled adj.

of a spaceship: having a ruptured hull

  • 1941 L. Brackett Retreat to the Stars in Astonishing Stories Nov. 45/1 Leigh Brackett bibliography

    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.

  • 1955 F. M. Robinson Cosmic Saboteur in Imagination Feb. 63/2 page image Frank M. Robinson bibliography

    Far out in space, the void was filled with hulled ships and flaring rockets that suddenly mushroomed into gigantic explosions.

  • 1961 J. F. Bone Special Effect in Fantastic Stories Nov. 28/2 page image J. F. Bone bibliography

    The sound of a hulled spaceship.

  • 1990 A. Cole & C. Bunch Return of the Emperor 355 Allan Cole Chris Bunch bibliography

    All four beings leaped on Poyndex as if he were the last lifeboat leaving a hulled ship. He could barely make out the questions in the frightened confusion.

  • 1999 D. J. Strumfels Found in Space in Analog Science Fiction & Fact Feb. 93/2 David J. Strumfels bibliography

    β€˜So they use UV lasers made with doped gallium arsenide,’ he agreed. β€˜Vicious. How are our heroes going [to] get away without a hulled ship?’


Research requirements

antedating 1941

Earliest cite

Leigh Brackett, 'Retreat to the Stars'

Research History
Douglas Winston submitted a 1990 cite from Allan Cole and Chris Bunch's "The Return of the Emperor".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1951 reprint of Leigh Brackett's "Retreat to the Stars"; Alistair Durie confirmed this in its 1941 first publication.
Irene Grumman submitted a 1977 cite from Bud Sparhawk's "Alba Krystal".
Jeff Prucher submitted a cite from Keith Laumer's "Retief's War", which MIke Christie verified in the 1965 magazine publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite from Frank M. Robinson's "Cosmic Saboteur".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1999 cite from David J. Strumfels.

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