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"In WWII, they had a saying that there are no atheists in foxholes. I think the modern equivalent of that is that there are no jaded, bored people in the high-tech industry, in the land of really good hardcore geeks."
- Neal Stephenson

Sol  
  Familiar name for our own sun.  

Now ubiquitous in science fiction, this is the first instance of this familiar name being used.

Overhead the milky way glistened, and we saw the light of more stars than we had ever seen upon Earth. Directly behind us lay the Sun, a great flaming ball that was blinding. A little to the left, appearing as large though not as bright as old Sol, was Mother Earth. Near her hovered the good old moon, now only a darker blot against the dark side of the planet. In several directions, above and below, we could see the brilliant stars. They did not twinkle, but looked clearly back at us.
From Out of Void, by L.F. Stone.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1929
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Among the many examples, here's one from Troubled Star (1952) by George O. Smith:

We put a barytrine field around Earth and tow the planet to some star similar to Sol.

From Philip K. Dick's Shell Game (1954):

The beam carried it from the Sol System here, where, because of a mechanical error, a meteor penetrated the protection screen and the ship crashed.

From Cities in Flight (1957) by James Blish:

It consisted of two type Go stars and a red dwarf, almost a double for the Sol-Alpha Centauri system.

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