Often cap., as a place name.
‘You must go to the Moon quite often.’… Maclaren nodded. ‘Mount Ambarzumian Observatory, on Farside.’
We Have Fed Our Sea in Astounding Science Fiction Aug. 24/2
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.
Fall of Moondust 31
1962 Sci. Amer. Aug. 88/2
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.
Picnic on Nearside in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug. 101/2
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.
Waiting for Earthquake in R. Silverberg Conglomeroid Cocktail Party (1984) 214
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…
Labyrinth of Night 131
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.
Hammer of God 93
Situated on the farside of the Moon, facing always away from the Earth, Houbolt lies open to the Universe.
Shadow Knows Sept. 19
Ten of us…went into Farside, and chased the Sun down to the horizon so it really was night.
3001: Final Odyssey . 138
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.
Luna: New Moon ix. 296
Poul Anderson, in Astounding.
Research HistoryMalcolm Farmer submitted a 1962 cite from Robert A. Heinlein's "Searchlight".
Irene Grumman submitted a 1993 cite from Terry Bisson's "The Shadow Knows".
Michael Dolbear and Dan Tilque independently submitted different cites from editions of Arthur C. Clarke's "A Fall of Moondust"; the cites appear in a 1963 reprint, and we would like to verify them in the 1961 first publication.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1958 cite from Poul Anderson, in Astounding.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2015 cite from Ian McDonald.
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