a period of one thousand years
In quot. 2004, a distance of one thousand light years.
Remember that homo sapiens has been around from one hundred to two hundred fifty kiloyears.
Limits in Astounding Science-Fiction Apr. 5/2
There was nothing that said he had to reach a decision right this minute. He’d waited ten kiloyears. It could wait a little longer.
End of Summer in Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 27/1
A ship was sent out, say some three hundred kiloyears ago.
Ker-Plop in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Jan. 143
You may not know this, but we have lots of equipment at the Lagrange zones. Some of it is in kiloyear stasis. Some is flickering with a period of decades.
Marooned in Realtime 40
Tens of kiloyears ago, long before the Waymakers, even before the Flourishing.
Hideaway in Interzone (#157) July 7
‘Thirty-four kiloyears?’ Fassin said. It felt like he was going to black out again. ‘You mean...’ His voice trailed off. ‘Thirty-four thousand light years, standard. Roughly. Apologies for any confusion.’
Algebraist v. 357
any evidence 1945
Research HistoryRalf Brown submitted a cite from a 1991 reprint of Vernor Vinge's "Marooned in Realtime".
Mike Christie submitted a cite from an editorial by John W. Campbell in the Feb 1945 Astounding Science fiction.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2004 cite from Iain Banks.
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