out-system adj.

of or relating to another solar system; outside of a solar system

  • 1949 H. B. Fyfe Special Jobbery in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 44/1 page image H. B. Fyfe bibliography

    That sector of the galaxy was Terra’s economic empire, and no out-system bargain peddlers were wanted.

  • 1959 A. McCaffrey Lady in the Tower in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 66/1 page image Anne McCaffrey bibliography

    By the time Jupiter’s big bulk had move around to blanket out-System traffic, Callisto’s day was over.

  • 1964 M. Moorcock Shores of Death in New Worlds Sept.–Oct. 28 page image Michael Moorcock bibliography

    The information still comes in—though many of the out-system planets are becoming rather lax about sending theirs.

  • 1980 M. Randall Dangerous Games in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 30/2 page image Marta Randall bibliography

    Out-system workers aren’t rotated—it's a life sentence.

  • 2013 C. Stross Neptune’s Brood 278 Charles Stross bibliography

    What did I really know about the Permanent Assurance? An out-system bank and insurance agency with credentials recognized by some of the governments of Dojima System.


Research requirements

antedating 1951

Earliest cite

H. B. Fyfe, "Special Jobbery", in Astounding

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from H. B. Fyfe's "Implode and Peddle".

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