space piracy n.
piracy carried out against space vessels or other worlds
1937 Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr. 12/1
I wanted to write a story about space piracy and a lone wolf crusader who…waged a fierce and single-handed warfare against these buccaneers of the skies.
Black Morgan was a space pirate and the place to look for him was in space. That space piracy was impossible for divers reasons seemed to make little difference to Black Morgan. He did it.
Impossible Pirates in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. 60/2
The man had been sentenced for murder or space-piracy.
Eternal Zemmd Must Die! in Planet Stories Spring 7/2
No more professional advice on space piracy.
King Solomon's Ring in Fantastic Oct. 61/2
You are witnesses to the world’s first act of space piracy.
What I did with the OTV Grissom in Aboriginal Science Fiction May–June 15/2
What little space piracy goes on, goes on closer to the Sun.
Sails the Morne in Asimov’s Science Fiction June 83
George O. Smith, 'The Impossible Pirate'
Research HistoryJeff Prucher submitted a 1990 cite from a letter by Lee Smith in Quantum. Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from Henry Hasse's "Eternal Zemmd Must Die!" Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from George O. Smith's "The Impossible Pirate".
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