having a space tan n.
Hilary’s space-tanned features hardened; the light gray of his eyes darkened.
Slaves of Mercury in Astounding Stories Sept. 81/2
His face, space-tanned to a healthy leather hue, was contorted with anger.
Through the Einstein Line in Wonder Stories Nov. 395/1
Craig’s space-tanned face set in lines of puzzlement.
Some Day We'll Find You in Astounding Science-Fiction Dec. 41/1
1950 Galaxy Science Fiction Oct. (back cover)
Jets blasting, Bat Durston came screeching down through the atmosphere of Bbllzznaj, a tiny planet seven billion light years from Sol. He cut out his super-hyper-drive for the landing…and at that point a tall, lean spaceman stepped out of the tail assembly, proton gun-blaster in a space-tanned hand.
His heavily space-tanned face could not pale, but it blued a little under the taut, weathered bronze.
Earthman, Come Home in Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 89/2
He was a short, wiry man, smiling broadly, with thin space-tanned features and a keen-pointed nose.
Look Homeward, Spaceman in Amazing Stories Aug. 72/2
You can imagine the effect this had on the captain. He staggered and the blood drained from his space-tanned face.
Stainless Steel Rat for President (1985) 147
Captain Roberts was tall and resplendent in his Cunard dress uniform, and his space-tanned face, shielded from the polar breeze by a mass of black beard, creased into a professional smile.
Journey to the King Planet in Traces (1998) 85
Nat Schachner, "Slaves of Mercury", in Astounding
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from "Calvin Knox" (i.e. Robert Silverberg)'s "Look Homeward, Spaceman".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a quotation in a 1978 reprint of Theodore Sturgeon's 1951 story "The Travelling Crag"; Mike Christie verified it from the original appearance in Galaxy in 1950.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from an undated reprint of Harry Walton's "Schedule"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1945 first appearance.
Mike Christie submitted a 1942 cite from Cleve Cartmill's "Some Day We'll Find You".
From his etext collection, Ralf Brown suggested a number of stories as sources for cites: we would like to see cites from printed sources of these stories:
"The Energy Eaters" by Arthur K. Barnes and Henry Kuttner
Raymond A. Palmer, "The Vengeance of Martin Bran"
Paula King, "Maia's_Veil (Book_Two_of The Cloudships of Orion)"
Michelle Levigne, "Sunsinger"
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1932 example from Nat Schachner and a 1933 example from J. H. Haggard.
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