Full record for in-system adv.

OED requirements antedating 1961
Earliest cite Keith Laumer, 'Stranger in Paradox'
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 2000 cite from a reprint of David Weber and Steve White's 1997 "In Death Ground". Jeff Prucher submitted a 1998 cite from Elizabeth Moon's "Rules of Engagement". Douglas Winston submitted a 1989 cite from Lawrence Watt-Evans' "Nightside City". Fred Galvin submitted a 1980 cite from David Brin's "Sundiver". Fred Galvin submitted a 1961 cite from Keith Laumer's "Stranger in Paradox".

Suggested by Ralf Brown, who has 3 cites from 3 authors in his electronic library.
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for in-system adv.

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1961 K. Laumer Stranger in Paradox in Fantastic Aug. 74/2 Yes; and there are absolutely no defenses. This ship is the only armed one between here and Station Seven, a week's run in-system.
1980 D. Brin Sundiver 96 You may recall we got back in system a couple of years ago.
1989 L. Watt-Evans Nightside City i. 9 Born on Prometheus, came in-system to the nightside at sixteen—probably looking for casino work, but it didn't say—and did a few short pieces here and there.
1989 J. Pournelle & S. M. Stirling Children's Hour in L. Niven et al. Man-Kzin Wars II (1991) ii. 176 The flatlander warship was still headed insystem; from the look of things they were going to use the sun for a whip-round.
1997 D. Weber & S. White In Death Ground (prologue) 7 Argive had been in-system for over six days now without detecting anything but lifeless worlds and what might be a second warp point just over three light-hours from the star.
1998 L. A. Graf & M. J. Friedman War Dragons i. 3, I didn't realize you were in-system.
2004 P. F. Hamilton Pandora's Star xviii. 585 When MorningLightMountain8658 decelerated insystem, it found an extensive civilization occupying the fourth solid planet.