home system n.

the solar system in which an individual being is from; the solar system in which a species originated

  • 1930 E. E. Smith Skylark Three in Amazing Stories Oct. 623/2 page image Edward E. Smith bibliography

    It was soon learned that a few of the ships were exploring quite close to their home system.

  • 1947 ‘M. Leinster’ Propagandist in Astounding Science-Fiction Aug. 156/2 page image Murray Leinster

    Everybody knows that their home system was found, and everybody knows that when we tried to open negotiations with them their ships attacked us in a raging ferocity.

  • 1959 B. Shaw Silent Partners in Nebula Science Fiction June 34 page image Bob Shaw bibliography

    A row of buttons was ranged out in a line from a glowing hemisphere to represent the eleven planets of Lurr’s home system.

  • 1972 H. L. Myers All Around the Universe in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan. 33/2 page image

    As for the kids I used to planetcrawl with, back in my old home system…well, that had gone sour on me, too.

  • 2000 P. F. Hamilton Confederation Handbook (2002) 257

    Their own homesystem does not have a single homeworld, but rather a ring of planets orbiting their sun.

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