space dog n.
From where Trant stood, he could see disc spaceports, beyond whose transparency were auras of noxious purple, a protonic emanation that clung to the scarred hull of the old space-dog ship like a battered armor. Occasionally he saw brilliant crimson flashes as the rays flashed upward from the entrenched warriors of Planetoid 42XY.
Renegade in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 88/2
Nick laid down the wrench he had been using on the disabled blast tube. ‘Do the kids know—about the oxygen?’ he asked. Steve shook his head. ‘Ah thought theah was no use tellin’ them ’til we had to,’ he answered. Nick nodded absently, and took up the wrench again. It was next to the last time that the oxygen was ever mentioned between them. Around supper time, Steve noticed that Nick, the usually robust old space-dog, was developing a nasty cough.
Castaways in Space in Science Fiction June 62/2
Hands touched him lightly, and a strongly alcoholic breath almost made him gasp as the man groped past him. There was a chuckle in the blackness. [‘]Just an old space dog on a spree,’ the voice said.
What Mad Universe in Startling Stories Sept. v. 30/1
Arthur C. Clarke has a sharp mind and a disciplined typewriter and his stories of space exploration have that rare and satisfying quality, the feel of being the authentic reminiscences of an Old Space Dog. In The Challenge of the Space Ship (Harper), he is permitted to cast off the fiction format and present some two hundred pages of pure fact and speculation.
Worlds of If in Worlds of If Jan. 83/1 (review)
‘I’m in charge here,’ I grated in my best spacedog voice.
Stainless Steel Rat Wants You! in Asimov’s Science Fiction Fall 80/1
The grizzled old spacedog, pipe in mouth, glass in hand, spinning a yarn.
Grimes & Great Race in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr. 97
Know that the man who spoke to them was an aging and weathered space dog.
Captain Zack Brass versus the Space Vampires in Printed Poison Oct. 39/2
Everett must have known—an old space dog like Everett could hardly be unaware that two decades of starfaring had nuked his innards—and that, Hardesty suspected, was why Everett had consented to be the triggerman. He didn’t care if he was apprehended. He was a dying man. He had nothing to lose. And to gain? Money. Credits. He had a wife and two kids.
Malnutrition in Analog Science Fiction & Fact Jan.–Feb. vi. 16/1
J. Harvey Haggard, in Thrilling Wonder Stories
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1949 reprint of George Danzell's "The Castaway". Mike Christie checked the 1940 original and the cite does not appear in that version.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from a letter in Astounding Science-Fiction.
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 1938 cite from J. C. Dean's "Brass Tracks" letter.
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 1940 cite from Edmond Hamilton's "The Three Planeteers".
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 1978 cite from Harry Harrison's "The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You!"
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 1980 cite from A. Bertram Chandler's "Grimes and the Great Race".
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 1995 cite from Robert Silverberg's "The Audience Grows Older".
Maisie Sheidlower submitted a 2003 cite from Martin Scribbler's "Captain Zack Brass versus the Space Vampires".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1937 cite from J. Harvey Haggard.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1948 cite from Frederic Brown's What Mad Universe.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1960 cite from Frederik Pohl.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2015 cite from J. T. Sharrah.
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