of a spaceship: having a ruptured hull
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.
Retreat to the Stars in Astonishing Stories Nov. 45/1
Far out in space, the void was filled with hulled ships and flaring rockets that suddenly mushroomed into gigantic explosions.
Cosmic Saboteur in Imagination Feb. 63/2
The sound of a hulled spaceship.
in Fantastic Stories Nov. 28/2
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.
Return of Emperor 355
‘So they use UV lasers made with doped gallium arsenide,’ he agreed. ‘Vicious. How are our heroes going [to] get away without a hulled ship?’
Found in Space in Analog Science Fiction & Fact Feb. 93/2
Leigh Brackett, 'Retreat to the Stars'
Research HistoryDouglas 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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