the center of a galaxy
Often as proper name the Core.
Hautamaki pointed at the sky above them, at the star-filled sweep of the Milky Way, burning with massed stars. ‘There, far out there on the other side of the core, roughly half way around the lens of the galaxy.’
Final Encounter in Galaxy Magazine Apr. 150/2
But the Core! Ignoring refueling and reprovisioning problems, my old ship could have reached the galaxy’s core in three hundred years. No known species had ever seen the Core! It hid behind layer on layer of tenuous gas and dust clouds.
At the Core in Worlds of If Science Fiction Nov. 33/1
I heard the Spicans are thinking about sending another expedition to the Core…. It'll take years and years.
Requiem For a Ruler of Worlds viii. 117
The Keilor-Vincicoff Organization ran the ’faces in the more populated sectors of the Expansion, but in the Core and out on the Rim the operation was conducted by smaller companies.
Somehow, as if through a great magnifying lens, or a porthole looking into a wormhole, it provided a close but distorted look at the Core, the Galaxy’s great glowing heart, which through the normal paths of space, or even flight-space, would be thousands of light-years distant, a journey occupying standard months, if conditions obtaining along the route would allow it to be made at all.
Berserker’s Star xiv. 208
There were indications from scouting ships that the Blobs were planning on attacking towards the Core worlds with a large fleet.
The Hero i. 8
But the line of advance was the question. While Earth and the Core might not care, the Islendian Republic didn’t wish to be the route used.
The Hero i. 9
Harry Harrison, "Final Encounter"
Research HistorySuggested by Randy Hoffman.
Brian Denehy submitted a cite from a 1971 reprint of Larry Niven's "At The Core", which Mike Christie verified in its 1966 first publication.
Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1994 cite from Eric Brown's "Engineman".
Douglas Winston submitted a 2003 cite from Fred Saberhagen's "Berserker's Star"
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 2005 reprint ofJohn Ringo & Michael Z.Williamson's 2004 "The Hero".
Douglas Winston submitted a 2000 cite from Scott Westerfeld's "Evolution's Darling".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1985 cite from Brian Daley's "Requiem For a Ruler of Worlds".
Ben Ostrowski submitted a 1964 cite from Harry Harrison, in Galaxy.
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