home galaxy n.
the galaxy that an individual being is from; the galaxy in which a species originated
I knew that by now I must have almost completely circumnavigated the spherical cosmos and before long would approach my home galaxy. Before long, I must return to my waiting people with the black news that I had failed.
Cosmic Quest in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 36/2
An hour later Kim carefully tuned the transmitting part of the little ship’s drive to the matter-receiving station on Ades. In that way, and only in that way, the ship would inevitably arrive at the home galaxy of humanity.
Manless Worlds in Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb. 25/1
The Argonauts, as they came to be called, were pleasantly similar to mankind. It was additional proof that only in the rarest instance was the life-apex on any planet in the home Galaxy an abrupt divergence from the ‘human’ form.
Common Denominator in Galaxy Science Fiction July 22/1
Like a triple clawed crab, the enemy boat angled away into the night. K-ward rose the flattened spiral of the home galaxy. Shadows were carbon-paper black on the smooth hulls.
Babel-17 iii. v. 172
Could we got back to the Home Galaxy, the place we came from, where the war was?
Human Operators in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan. 20/2
I find it easier to posit when I am in my home galaxy.
Wind in the Door (1993) 127
The Culture continues to exercise a loose hegemony over the home galaxy.
in Interzone Nov.–Dec. 55/2
Our new sky blazes with more stars than I ever imagined, all in strange constellations, but on a clear night we can make out our home galaxy, a faint fleck of brightness low in the south.
Afterlife in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Feb. 59
These two had come from the home Galaxy—from sol system itself, they said.
Mayflower II in Resplendent v. 437
Edmond Hamilton, in Thrilling Wonder Stories
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from John D. MacDonald's "Common Denominator".
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