sol-type adj.

of the same class of star as Sol n.

  • 1943 A. E. van Vogt M 33 in Andromeda in Astounding Science-Fiction Aug. 137/2 page image A. E. van Vogt bibliography

    The fourth star was Sol-size, Sol-type. Of its three planets, one made a neat orbit at eighty million miles, a steaming world of jungle and primeval seas.

  • 1947 ‘M. Leinster’ Boomerang Circuit in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 30/1 Murray Leinster

    In spite of his pessimism, Kim settled down to the fine calculations required for a voyage to a blue-white dwarf star not readily distinguished from others. Most inhabited planets, of course, circled sol-type suns. Light much different from that in which the race had developed was apt to have produced vegetation inimical to humanity, and useful vegetation did not thrive. And of course sol-type stars are most readily spotted by space navigators.

  • 1950 P. Anderson Star Ship in Planet Stories Oct. 74/1 Poul Anderson bibliography

    We’d been a few weeks out of Avandar—it was an obscure outpost then, though I imagine it’s grown since—when we detected this Sol-type sun. Seeing that there was an Earth-like planet, we decided to investigate. And since we were all tired of being cooped in the ship, and telescopes showed that any natives which might exist would be too primitive to endanger us, we all went down in the lifeboat.

  • 1958 ‘C. M. Knox’ Frontier Planet in Super-Science Fiction June 86/1 Robert Silverberg bibliography

    The hot Sol-type sun had burned away the morning clouds, leaving clear blue sky for the afternoon.

  • 1983 R. Bretnor Deep Song in Amazing Stories Sept. 152 page image Reginald Bretnor bibliography

    They made two more landings, on planets of Sol-type stars.

  • 1996 N. Jones Round Things in Interzone (#111) Sept. 55/2 page image Neil Jones bibliography

    The Ringworld is a strip of super-strong material in orbit about a Sol-type sun.

  • 2002 J. Williamson Planet of Youth in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 137 page image Jack Williamson bibliography

    A Terra-type planet…in orbit around a Sol-type sun.


Research requirements

any evidence 1943

Earliest cite

A.E. van Vogt, 'M33 in Andromeda'

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from "The Boomerang Circuit" by Murray Leinster
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Poul Anderson's "Star Ship".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1961 cite from Fred Saberhagen's "Planeteer".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1958 cite from "Frontier Planet" by Robert Silverberg (as Calvin M. Knox).
Fred Galvin submitted a 1943 cite from "M33 in Andromeda" by A.E. van Vogt.

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