home sun n.
Something of emotion rose in me as they shifted to Antares, the great crimson star that had been Korus Kan’s home sun.
Outside the Universe in Weird Tales Oct. 520/1
He tried at later times, but there was a reticence about their accepting Sol as a home sun.
Nomad in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. 20/2
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.
Only Thing We Learn in Startling Stories July 130/2
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.
Time Fuze in Worlds of If Mar. 70/2
Your home sun and its planets must be a product of an earlier sweep.
Starfog in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Aug. 36/2
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.
Galaxy Bookshelf in Galaxy July 127/2 (review of John Brunner’s Polymath)
He had begun the hunt by examining the rare star-group containing the Lylmik home-sun.
Nonborn King 256
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.
Inconstant Star in L. Niven et al. Man–Kzin Wars III 221
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.
Long Voyage Home in Asimov’s Science Fiction Feb. 106
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.
Edmond Hamilton, in Weird Tales
Research HistoryFred 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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