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"...science fiction is sort of like a sociological genome. It's a huge range of possible futures, most of them useless; some vital. You never really know in advance."
- Peter Watts

Off-World  
  Not of Earth.  

This is the first use of this great phrase.

The emperor was silent, looking at her from under his brows. After a slightly uncomfortable pause, the girl turned away.

‘I'm leaving,’ she said briefly.

‘Where?’

‘Off-world.’

From Judgement Night, by C.L. Moore.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1943
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