in or toward the outer parts of a solar system; away from a solar system’s star; outside of a solar system
Maybe I’ll just stop off on my way out-system.
We pushed on, hearing rumors, legends, hints that a vessel like the one I described had been seen once, long ago, or had visited the next world out-system, or that creatures like Srat had been found, dead, on an abandoned moon.
Apollo two and Angel two were both drifting up and out-system as they orbited each other.
The father that Jim Parsevere had just been getting to know—after divorce had sent him a continent away, after a five-year tour of duty out-system, after still more years apart because of the old man’s stubbornness—that father would be dead for a hundred years or more by the time Jim awakened.
Every one of them has been sent out-system in the last year. They haven’t returned.
H. B. Fyfe, writing as Andrew MacDuff
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