Often cap., as a place name.
‘You must go to the Moon quite often.’… Maclaren nodded. ‘Mount Ambarzumian Observatory, on Farside.’
When a ship’s down on the Moon, it can be spotted very quickly from one of the satellites—either Lagrange II, above Earthside, or Lagrange I, over Farside.
Her pilot was a safety pilot: such ships shuttled unpiloted between Tycho and Farside daily.
They say that’s what drove people to the Farside: the constant reminder of what they had lost, always there in the sky. It must have been hard, especially to the Earthborn. Whatever the reason, no-one had lived on the Nearside for almoost a century. All the original settlements had dwindled as people had moved to the comforting empty sky of Farside.
His first stop was Meditation Island, the jumping-off point for those who went to visit Virgil Oddum’s fantastic and ever-evolving ice sculptures out on Farside.
I didn’t know myself until about three weeks ago, just before we went around the solar farside. We received some E-mail for you on the Huntsville uplink, and that’s when I was briefed…
The signal was picked up loud and clear, during a routine survey, by one of the smaller radio telescopes on lunar Farside—still a fairly quiet place, despite the local communications traffic.
Situated on the farside of the Moon, facing always away from the Earth, Houbolt lies open to the Universe.
Ten of us…went into Farside, and chased the Sun down to the horizon so it really was night.
The moon was a much smaller place then, we couldn’t have built and trialed an extractor without word running round the Farside and back again before we’d even locked helmets.
Poul Anderson, in Astounding.
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