light n. 2

a light year

  • 1961 โ€˜J. Rackhamโ€™ Stainless-Steel Knight in Worlds of If July 41/1 page image John T. Phillifent bibliography

    Itโ€™s in the Omega Centaurus cluster. Thatโ€™s twenty thousand lights away!

  • 1966 K. Laumer & R. G. Brown Earthblood in Worlds of If June 138/2 page image Keith Laumer Rosel George Brown bibliography

    And four lights away, the Niss blockade of Terra still stands!

  • 1972 J. W. Schutz The Wish in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sept. 101/1 page image J. W. Schutz bibliography

    I shanโ€™t be a moment. Terra is scarcely a thousand lights from here.

  • 1990 โ€˜J. Tiptree, Jr.โ€™ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 2 James Tiptree, Jr.

    I'd been on a very strenuous year-long tour as Sensitive on an Extended Contact party six lights away.

  • 1992 V. Vigne Fire Upon Deep (1993) 297 Vernor Vinge bibliography

    Sjandra Kei is thirty-nine hundred lights spinward from here.

  • 2002 M. J. Harrison Light (2004) 12 M. John Harrison

    We have several missions available forty lights down the Beach.

Research requirements

antedating 1961

Earliest cite

John T. Phillifent, writing as John Rackham, in Worlds of If

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