starport n.

a place where (interstellar) spacecraft can take off and land; = spaceport n.

  • [1944 R. Bradbury I, Rocket in Amazing Stories May 114/1 page image Ray Bradbury bibliography

    After a while he looked up at the star-port. His eyes dilated very dark and wide. He stood up. He walked across the computation room and stood there, staring out.]

  • [1948 J. Vance Hard Luck Diggings in Startling Stories July 104/1 page image Jack Vance bibliography

    I happened to be passing through Starport and the Commander asked me to visit you. [Ibid. 106/2] There was a short pause, while the message raced at near-instantaneous speed to Starport and back.]

  • 1950 E. Hamilton City at World’s End in Startling Stories July 60/1 page image Edmond Hamilton bibliography

    She and Piers Eglin and Gorr Holl were with him in the official car—a sleek machine, very swift and silent, that carried them from the monster starport to the city itself.

  • 1951 E. Hamilton Moon of the Unforgotten in Startling Stories Jan. 131/2 page image Edmond Hamilton bibliography

    Curt Newton….spoke with casual interest to the grave robed man who was walking with him toward the starport terminal.

  • 1957 ‘A. Blade’ Cosmic Destroyer in Imaginative Tales Sept. 22/2 page image bibliography

    There were seven starports on Pahla. STARLADY lounged at her dock in one of them, her bunkers comfortably full again and part of her cargo mortgaged to pay for it.

  • 1968 R. Silverberg Man in the Maze in Worlds of If Apr. 46/1 page image Robert Silverberg bibliography

    At the starport he cleared Immigration quickly. [Ibid. 47/2] The inn began in the fifth sub[-]level of the starport and went down for fifty levels; their room was near the bottom.

  • 1983 M. Gentle The Crystal Sunlight, The Bright Air in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Feb. 79 page image Mary Gentle bibliography

    The dead woman’s voice sang out under the noise of traffic, the rumble of the distant starport.

  • 2001 S. Dedman Ptaargiu in Interzone (#170) Aug. 35/1 page image Stephen Dedman bibliography

    My study window has a view of the starport, so every time I see a straightliner land, I brace myself for a visit.

  • 2011 M. Swanwick For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Loneliness and I’ll not Be Back Again in Asimov’s Science Fiction Aug. 61 page image Michael Swanwick bibliography

    I was standing in Shannon Starport, when Homeworld Security closed in on me.

Research requirements

antedating 1950

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