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"I kind of take it for granted that our great-grandchildren will regard us as a sort of precursor species. That they won't think of us as human and if we could see them, we probably wouldn't think of them as human either."
- William Gibson

Star Base  
  An installation or station at an important interstellar location.  

Star Base X! The thought thundered in Dawson's mind. Just as Base X, in Labrador, served the needs of the plane communication between the United States and England, this Ahrned base aided them in their communication between the stars. That was why it was here, hidden away in this northland. It was a base facilitating star flight.
Technovelgy from Star Base X, by R.M. Williams.
Published by Amazing in 1944
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Very early use of the term "star base," which has since enjoyed great popularity.

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