pale from being in space; cf. space-tanned adj.
I was amazed at the look of worry on his old, space-pale face.
Dud in Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr. i. 91/1
June, angelic, sat primly in a straight-backed chair, the captain at her feet, a boyish, space-pale Earthman.
She Knew He Was Coming in Worlds of If May 37/2
The crash landng had left a network of bruises on R.C.’s face and hands. Right now those bruises looked very dark against a space-pale skin.
Space Trap 45
They were all armed, and the ensign with them was still space-pale and looked young. All of them, except one older sergeant, looked scared to death.
Man Who Pulled Down the Sky 99
Her skin was space-pale and faintly reddened across the cheeks, as if the IR filters on a suit hadn’t quite protected her.
Mongoose in R. Horton Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2010 427
any evidence 1948
"Kenneth Putnam", 'Dud'
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from William Tenn (writing as "Kenneth Putnam")'s "Dud", in Thrilling Wonder Stories
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