space conquest n.

the conquest of territory in outer space or on other planets

  • 1937 J. R. Fearn Brain of Venus in Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb. 44/1 page image John Russell Fearn bibliography

    The old system had been better, controlled by the original discoverer of space conquest.

  • 1942 ‘M. Pearson’ Embassy in Astounding Science-Fiction Mar. 73/2 page image Donald A. Wollheim bibliography

    And I will make one more hypothesis: it is that we Earth people are today on the verge of space conquest, and that any race further advanced than we must have already mastered space flight.

  • 1946 E. F. Russell Metamorphosite in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. 14/1 Eric Frank Russell

    The position is that every time we make a landing we take the tremendous risk of presenting our secrets of space conquest to people of unknown abilities and doubtful ambitions.

  • 1949 E. F. Russell in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 58/2 Eric Frank Russell

    The biped tribes have united since the last great holocaust and they need all their unity to cope with space-conquest now that it has reached its present stage.

  • 1970 T. White Editorial in Amazing Stories Jan. 144/2 page image

    The interlocked twin problems of our cities and our minorities—problems which, if not positively dealt with, will almost certainly destroy our present civilization and make our dreams of space-conquest meaningless.

  • 1984 Fangoria Dec. 64/3 page image

    Its authenticity has never been challenged, even in this ear of comparative space conquest.

Research requirements

antedating 1937

Earliest cite

John Russell Fearn

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a cite for "space conquest" from a 1951 reprint of Eric Frank Russell's "Metamorphosite", which Mike Christie verified in its 1946 first publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a reprint of "The Embassy" by Martin Pearson (pseudonym of Donald A. Wollheim), which Mike Christie verified in its 1942 first publication.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1937 cite from John Russell Fearn in Thrilling Wonder Stories.

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