‘We are created, in a manner, spontaneously…by the exertion of will and unselfish desire and the fulfillment of many conditions of life and character which you Earth people do not understand.’ …I noticed that he said ‘We are created’; not ‘We create ourselves.’ This led to some talk on religion; and he told us a good deal about his home planet.
It was the greatest thrill I ever got from radio, to be able to hear what was going on in our home planet when we were still millions of miles away.
The training of their operators was the most serious problem, and one that had been finally solved by a very abbreviated training course in the actual manipulation of the controls on the home planet, and subsequent training as the squadrons raced on their courses away from Earth.
He first called Mars, the home planet of Alcantro and Fedanzo, the foremost force-field experts of three planets; and was assured in no uncertain terms that those rulers of rays were ready and anxious to follow wherever Brandon and Westfall might lead.
We know but little more than we knew countless thousands of cycles ago, when our home planet was still substance.
The Moon night is much colder that Earth’s. But my sleeping tube was well-equipped with an electrical heating coil and I lay snug and warm on my back—staring at my home planet that had changed places with the Moon.
The ice of his home-planet was in Hallerock’s eyes; but so was the warm, loyal human strength that had triumphed over it and carelessly paid in then the full, final price of conquest.
The air seemed a little thicker here, the gravity a bit greater, than on his home planet of Synnax.
I believe in my whole race… I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching, oversize brain case…will endure. Will endure longer than his home planet—will spread out to the stars and beyond.
These sounds…include…other sounds native to the crewman’s home planet.
The sheer immensity of space, of actually leaving, not my home, but my home planet.
Resigning before a contract was up meant losing your holdback pay and your fee passage back to your home planet—which could strand you on a strange world and wipe out a year’s pay.
Meanwhile we've got more pressing problems…Or a home planet going critical.
The Fleet, everyone knew, originally came from Earth, but so long ago that no one alive had seen the home planet.
G. P. Lathrop, "In the Deep of Time"
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