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Response to bluedigger (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:19 PM

9. That entry is kind of a mess

Somebody ought to go to Wikipedia and clean it up.

Heinlein's "The Long Watch" was originally published in 1949 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Watch) -- a year after Space Cadet.

And Triplanetary is not really the first of E.E. Smith's Galactic Patrol stories -- it's an originally unrelated short novel that got heavily edited to add it to the series in the late 1940s. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triplanetary_%28novel%29)

But once you remove the mangled chronology, it shows clearly that both the concept and the term go back to the 1930s and were coming into general use in SF by the late 40s.

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