home galaxy n.

the galaxy that an individual being is from; the galaxy in which a species originated

  • 1936 E. Hamilton Cosmic Quest in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 36/1 page image Edmond Hamilton bibliography

    So far was I now around the curve of the cosmos-sphere that long ago I had lost all sight of my home galaxy.

  • 1949 β€˜M. Leinster’ Last Space Ship ii. v. 61 page image Murray Leinster bibliography

    The ship would inevitably arrive at the home galaxy of humanity.

  • 1951 J. D. MacDonald Common Denominator in Galaxy Science Fiction July 22/1 John D. MacDonald bibliography

    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 β€˜human’ form.

  • 1973 M. L'Engle Wind in the Door (1993) 127 Madeleine L'Engle bibliography

    I find it easier to posit when I am in my home galaxy.

  • 1988 J. Clute in Interzone Nov.–Dec. 55/2 page image John Clute

    The Culture continues to exercise a loose hegemony over the home galaxy.

  • 2002 J. Williamson Afterlife in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Feb. 59 page image Jack Williamson bibliography

    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.


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