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"Poised between intransigent scepticism and uncritical credulity, it [science fiction] is par excellence the literature of the open mind."
- John Brunner

Space-Burned  
  Analogous to sun-burned.  

As far as I know, the first use of this term.

Jim Drake surged to his feet; an awkward, aged giant - but eager now, his deep-sunken eyes electric with new-kindled hope. He swept up his papers, with space-burned hands too big for paper work, and locked them in the rusty safe that he and Rob McGee had bought before the war.
From Collision Orbit, by Jack Williamson.
Published by Astounding in 1941
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Compare to space-tanned from Murder in the Void (1938) by Edmond Hamilton.

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