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"Science and science fiction, how do you even distinguish the two?"
- Jerry Pournelle

Space Pirate  
  Space ships taken against their will.  

As far as I know, this is the first instance of the phrase "space pirate".

Black Morgan was a space pirate and the place to look for him was in space. That space piracy was impossible for divers reasons seemed to make little difference to Black Morgan. He did it.
From Impossible Pirates, by George O. Smith.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1946
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John Campbell did write a cool story about brain piracy in space in 1938; see The Brain Pirates.

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