home sun n.

= home star n.

  • 1929 E. Hamilton Outside the Universe in Weird Tales Oct. 520/1 page image Edmond Hamilton bibliography

    Something of emotion rose in me as they shifted to Antares, the great crimson star that had been Korus Kan’s home sun.

  • 1944 ‘W. Long’ Nomad in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. 20/2 page image George O. Smith bibliography

    He tried at later times, but there was a reticence about their accepting Sol as a home sun.

  • 1949 C. M. Kornbluth Only Thing We Learn in Startling Stories July 130/2 page image C. M. Kornbluth bibliography

    The Middle Epic writers did not despise the Home Suns People, as did the bards of the Old Epic. Perhaps this was because they did not have to—since their long war against the Home Suns was drawing to a victorious close.

  • 1954 R. Garrett Time Fuze in Worlds of If Mar. 70/2 page image Randall Garrett bibliography

    A little more than half a light year from Sol, when the ship reached the point where its occupants could see the light that had left their home sun more than seven months before, they watched it become suddenly, horribly brighter.

  • 1967 P. Anderson Starfog in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Aug. 36/2 Poul Anderson bibliography

    Your home sun and its planets must be a product of an earlier sweep.

  • 1976 S. Robinson Galaxy Bookshelf in Galaxy July 127/2 (review of John Brunner’s Polymath) Spider Robinson

    The central character is a ‘polymath’, a multi-discipline genius with a high-survival potential specially trained to help colonists survive on a strange world. Only, when the home sun blew up, he was just beginning the decades of training—and what instruction he did receive was not for the planet they’ve found.

  • 1983 J. May Nonborn King 256 page image Julian May bibliography

    He had begun the hunt by examining the rare star-group containing the Lylmik home-sun.

  • 1990 P. Anderson Inconstant Star in L. Niven et al. Man–Kzin Wars III 221 Poul Anderson bibliography

    He’s got a half c of delta v left to kill his forward vector, and another half c to boost him to the kzinti home sun.

  • 2004 R. Garcia y Robertson Long Voyage Home in Asimov’s Science Fiction Feb. 106 page image R. Garcia y Robertson bibliography

    Enkidu’s shining white inner sun was not red-orange Tigirs Eridani A, but more like Sol, the yellow home sun Rachel had only seen in 3V.

  • 2011 E. Bear Grail 21 page image Elizabeth Bear bibliography

    Obligingly, the Angel—who was not present as an avatar, but was listening, as was her duty—popped up a crudely surveyed, low-resolution globe. Grail was second out from its home sun. It had a secondary, like Earth—and like Earth, it was the larger twin—but the smaller planet didn’t appear in this simulation.

Research requirements

antedating 1929

Earliest cite

Edmond Hamilton, in Weird Tales

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1969 reprint of Poul Anderson's 1967 "Starfog" which Mike Christie verified in the original publication. Fred Galvin submitted a 1976 cite from Spider Robinson in Galaxy. Fred Galvin submitted a 1954 cite from Randall Garrett's "Time Fuze". Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from C. M. Kornbluth's "The Only Thing We Learn".

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