an interstellar traveller
The man Rab Cain got away—took passage in the Starfarer, the emigrant ship bound for Arkar.]
Red Sun of Danger in Startling Stories Spring 21/1
As I am now utterly without hope, lost to my mission and lost in the sight of my crew, I will record what petty thoughts I may have for what benefit they may give some other starfarer.
Weirdest World in Galaxy Magazine June 76
The skin of his hands and face was very dark, the space tan of a starfarer, but on the less exposed parts of his body it was ivory-white.
Dread Companion (1984) 140
Well, they died, they died, the poor all-powerful star-farers.
Fire Time 140
Throughout the Five Galaxies the Thennanin were known as tough fighters and doughty starfarers.
Uplift War 271
Starfarer lay in the far distance, barely visible to the naked eye. Charge-coupled binoculars brought the ship into view, its dual cylinders spinning, the mirror lined with light, the sailhouse an eerie glow floating among the cables, and beyond it all a silver line that soon would unfold into a tremendous solar sail.
Then, when owners and baggage had been reunited, the crew would descend at a more leisurely pace and make way for locally recruited staff, cleaners always, sometimes bodgers—as starfarers contemptuously termed Trevithra’s finest craftspeople—to take care of minor repairs.
Maze of Stars i. 9
You didn’t just walk out on a mine platform, especially not that far out on the fringes of a system—hell, the first rule any starfarer learned was to stay with the ship as long as possible.
Night Sky Mine ii. 39
Canals fed by the river to the north crisscrossed the land and provided reaction mass, but the Selma pirates didn’t favor water harbors the way most starfarers did.
Lt. Leary Commanding xxix. 473
When it reached its goal it transmitted its discoveries and experiences back to the central intelligence and to any humans who cared. Many did, often because the starfarer was not altogether alien. A robot aboard carried the spirit of Christian Brannock.
Genesis iv. 43
R.A. Lafferty, "The Weirdest World"
Research HistoryMichael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 2001 reprint of David Drake's "Lt. Leary Commanding".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1992 cite from a reprint of John Brunner's "A Maze of Stars".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1997 reprint of Melissa Scot's 1996 "Night Sky Mine".
Douglas Winston submitted a 2000 cite from Poul Anderson's "Genesis".
Jeff Prucher submitted a cite from a 2000 reprint of David Weber and Steve White's 1997 "In Death Ground".
Edward Bornstein submitted a cite from the Book Club reprint of Poul Anderson's 1974 "Fire Time".
Irene Grumman submitted a 1989 cite from Vonda N. McIntyre's "Starfarer"
Fred Galvin submitted a 1961 cite from R.A. Lafferty's "The Weirdest World".
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