spacewrecked adj.

wrecked in space

  • 1932 N.R. Jones Spacewrecked on Venus in Wonder Stories Quarterly Winter 260 (title of story) page image Neil R. Jones bibliography

    Spacewrecked on Venus.

  • 1940 ‘G. Danzell’ Castaway in Planet Stories Winter 37/2 page image Nelson S. Bond bibliography

    We’re standing by to take on a space-wrecked sailor.

  • 1947 E. A. McKinley Letter in Planet Stories June–Aug. 126/2 page image

    Once when I was spacewrecked on the third moon of a planet (so far away the star it revolves around hasn’t been discovered yet) I used it as a lathe to turn out the hull of a sixty-foot inertialess cruiser and at the same time a central fire control system with which to hold at bay the fierce BEMs that were attempting to capture my mind.

  • 1954 G. O. Smith Spacemen Lost in Startling Stories Fall 55/2 page image George O. Smith bibliography

    She was holding fast to a blind hope, the same hope to which many a shipwrecked and space-wrecked victim has clung when the searching party passes at a distance and goes on, and the mind keeps crying that surely someone will turn and see.

  • 1958 P. S. Miller Reference Library in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 147/2 page image P. Schuyler Miller

    These are the adventures of Alan Green, spacewrecked on a far planet that is overrun with feudal human societies.

  • 1976 S. Robinson Galaxy Bookshelf in Galaxy July 127/1 Spider Robinson

    Polymath also concerns space-wrecked humans, who land on a mystery world after barely escaping the destruction of their home planet by nova. They ground safely, but their ship is subsequently wrecked.

  • 1987 ‘M. P. Kube-McDowell’ Odyssey 209 page image Michael P. Kube-McDowell bibliography

    The G-85 provides a complete environment for stranded survivors, including food, water, oxygen, a viewing screen, and entertainment facilities. The positronic companion is programmed to act as a therapist and ensure the best chance of survival for a space-wrecked castaway, even to the point of sedation.

  • 2007 P. Reeve Starcross xix. 286 page image Philip Reeve bibliography

    I looked to left and right, I looked both up and down, but never a sign did I see of any useful hatch or tumblehome through which a space-wrecked mariner might force entry.

  • 2014 D. Rain Volcano Street vi. 106 page image David Rain

    ‘This is like being on another planet.’ ‘Shipwrecked,’ said Honza. ‘Like Robinson Crusoe.’ ‘Space-wrecked. And there’s two of us.’

Research requirements

antedating 1932

Earliest cite

Neil R. Jones, Spacewrecked on Venus

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1958 cite from P. Schuyler Miller's "The Reference Library".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 cite from an editorial blurb in Space Science Fiction.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1954 cite from George O. Smith's "Spacemen Lost".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1949 reprint of George Danzell's "The Castaway"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1940 original appearance.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1976 cite from a book review by Spider Robinson in Galaxy Magazine
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from a letter in Planet Stories by E.A. McKinley
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from an editorial blurb in Astonishing Stories, December 1940
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from an editorial in Planet Stories, January 1951
Fred Galvin submitted as a cite, the title of a 1932 story, "Spacewrecked on Venus" by Neil R. Jones.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1987 cite from Michael Kube-McDowell.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2007 cite from Philip Reeve.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2014 cite from David Rain.

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