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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

Sunward  
  The direction leading toward the center of the solar system.  

It's important to properly orient yourself when in space; as far as I know, this is the first use of this term.

"Battle sphere rapidly overhauling us from sunward, sir," said the man.

"Approaching us against the glare of sunlight until it was so close when we discovered it that escape is now impossible. I'd say it is one of the new 4-Q heavies of the Interplanetary Council patrol fleet."

Winford hurried to the telescope.

From The Space Rover, by Edwin K. Sloat.
Published by Astounding Stories in 1932
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