[He] was down in the engine room at the very bottom of the egg-shaped mighty ship—or rather it had once been mighty, before the real speedy monsters of the star lanes had been built.
They were fighting ships, small, speedy ones, in Callisto for refueling before returnng to the League’s ceaseless patrol of the System’s starlanes.
You're right about LaFayette. He is already out of planets and has taken to the starlanes as you foresaw. Still good though.
Cantrell has been removed from his job as chief space-explorer because of his insistence, thanks to a booby-trapped pyramid of strange design he found on Calypso during one of his previous space-flights, that some intelligent species, hostile to all other space-travelers and their worlds, has long been roving the star lanes.
And earth had lived on the luxury trade of the star-lanes.
Shall we rise again to be the lords of space and the rangers of the star lanes?
The three-day variables are used for course markers; the longer variables are used to denote gas fields, nebular dust, and the like, and the still-longer beacons are used to denote places where various well-travelled starlanes meet, cross or merge.
Suggest to all the really rum worlds we know that a good impersonator could put his hands on the McBan money. Make the suggestion so that they would not know that we had originated it. The starlanes will be full of Rod McBans, complete with phony Norstrilian accents, for the next couple hundred years.
The dolphins seem to have miraculously escaped a trap set for them by a dozen of the most fanatic patron lines—an astonishing feat by itself—and now the Streaker seems to be loose on the starlanes.
Arthur Burks, in Astounding Science Fiction
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