an experienced spaceman or spacewoman
‘I was horribly dizzy and nauseated at first, but it’s going away.’ ‘That’s good…. If you’re as well as that already, you'll be a regular spacehound in half an hour.’
Spacehounds of IPC in Amazing Stories July 304
But Hawkins was an old spacehound, just barely hanging on.
Legacy in Astounding Science-Fiction Dec. 38/2
For a hard-bitten old spacehound, he knows more about botany than any man I've ever met.
‘Shall Stay These Couriers…’ in Thrilling Wonder Stories Nov. 83/2
He was a good man, Cap McNeally. A hardened spacehound, canny and wise to the ways of the void, always on deck in moments of emergency. That’s why the IPS, the Corporation for which we work, had placed him in command of the Antigone, finest and fastest ship in the fleet.
Castaway in Planet Stories Winter 37/2
What in all infested outer space does that spacehound mean by talking to me like that?
Dud in Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr. 90/1
I'm just an old space-hound, but I know what I'm talking about.
Last Laugh in Other Worlds Mar. 7/2
Sawtelle smiled—the first time the startled Hilton had known that the hard, tough old spacehound could smile.
Masters of Space in Worlds of If Nov. 26/2
My attempts to play seasoned old spacehound to Norrey’s breathless tourist were laughably unsuccessful. No one ever gets jaded to space, and I took deep satisfaction in being the one who introduced Norrey to it.
Stardance II in Analog Sept. 27/1
And there were barriers, still imperfectly understood, between the bands that meant cracking the wall was always risky. If a ship hit the wall just wrong or with the slightest harmonic in her translation field, she simply disappeared. She went acoherent, spread over a multitude of dimensions and forever unable to reconstitute herself, a thought which broke a cold sweat on the most hardened spacehound, for no one knew what happened inside the ship. Did the crew die? Did they go into some sort of stasis? Or did they gradually discover what had happened... and that they had become a galactic Flying Dutchman for all eternity?
Apocalypse Troll i. 4
‘There was no way,’ Flora said, ‘a ship from L4 would have reached me in time with my air supply.’ ‘You did the right thing,’ Aldo said. ‘And you did it better than I could have done it.‘ He took a small box from his pocket and opened it. ‘You may not be on outside duty anymore, but you're still a space hound.’
Singularity’s Ring iii. 103
"Doc" Smith, "Spacehounds of IPC"
Research HistoryMike Christie submitted a 1940 cite from Nelson S. Bond's "Legacy".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from A. E. Van Vogt's "Project Spaceship".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1941 cite from F. E. Hardart's "The Beast of Space".
Mike Christie submitted a 1940 cite from Nelson S. Bond's "'Shall Stay These Couriers . . .'".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Kenneth Putnam's "Dud".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1956 reprint of Theodore Sturgeon's "Last Laugh"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1951 original.
Mike Christie submitted a 1940 cite from George Danzell's "Castaway".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1977 cite from Jeanne Robinson and Spider Robinson.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1999 cite from David Weber.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2008 cite from Paul Melko.
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