As soon as the fleet was fairly launched into space the torpedo-nets were let down, in case the ships might come into contact with any of the enemy’s swift cruisers.
Struggle for Empire vi. 82
Kantos Kan dropped quickly into the darkness, while I rose steadily and at terrific speed raced through the Martian sky followed by a dozen of the air-scout craft which had joined the pursuit, and later by a swift cruiser carrying a hundred men and a battery of rapid-fire guns.
Princess of Mars (1973) 136
A Venerian space cruiser, the X-1, raced toward earth.
The Master Minds of Venus in Amazing Stories Sept. 108/1
The lead role is Captain Robert T. April, mid-thirties, an unusually strong and colorful personality, the commander of the cruiser.
Original outline for ‘Star Trek’ in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. 24
Don’t tell Bora, but there are even more chores on a battle cruiser than there are at home.
Dragon Pearl ii. 10
R. W. Cole, "The Struggle for Empire"
Research HistoryTall Walt submitted a cite from a reprint of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "A Princess of Mars"; we would like to verify the 1917 first edition, and the original 1912 magazine version.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2019 cite from Yoon Ha Lee.
Simon Koppel submitted a 1900 cite from R. W. Cole.
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