space car n.

= spacecraft n.


  • 1928 F. Brueckel, Jr. Moon Men in Amazing Stories Nov. 720/1 page image Frank J. Brueckel, Jr. bibliography

    A low hum broke the intense stillness in the room of the space-car, and then we heard the low rumble of an engine.

  • 1935 J. W. Skidmore Epos of Posi & Nega in Amazing Stories Jan. 114/1 page image Joe W. Skidmore bibliography

    The space car, carrying hundreds of Vega travellers[,] and en route to earth, collided with an immense meteor.

  • 1942 R. Blahnik More Science Suspense in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 116/2 page image

    Ohโ€”ohโ€”here comes my space-car, Sargie. I gotta be flying to the land of Venus and keep that tea-time date with Sally.

  • 1980 S. Sucharitkul Rabid in Mallworld in Isaac Asimovโ€™s Science Fiction Magazine June 23 page image S. P. Somtow bibliography

    So far from accumulating spacecars and holovee sets and other possessions, I worked my tail off, washing dishes at the most glamorous restaurant in the whole solar system.

  • 2012 S. Cole Astrosaurs: The T. Rex Invasion 36 page image Stephen Cole bibliography

    Iggy and Gipsy zoomed over the empty desert, pushing Tuteโ€™s space-car to the limit as they raced back to the resort.

Research requirements

antedating 1928

Earliest cite

Frank Brueckel, Jr., 'The Moon Men'

Research History
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1931 cite from 'Gawain Edwards' in Wonder Stories.
Alistair Durie submitted a 1928 cite from E. E. Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby's "The Skylark of Space".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1953 cite from L. Sprague de Camp's "Science-Fiction Handbook".
Jeff also has a cite from Amazing Stories, Aug 1929, 473/1.
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 1928 cite from Frank Brueckel, Jr.'s "The Moon Men".
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 1935 cite from Joe W. Skidmore's "An Epos of Posi and Nega".
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 1942 cite from Robert Blahnik's "More Science Suspense".
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 1980 cite from Somtow Sucharitkul's "Rabid in Mallworld".
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 2012 cite from Steve Coles's "Astrosaurs: The T. Rex Invasion".

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