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  • The groundcar was a dull gray, and there were two figures in it.


  • The groundcar was a mechanical bug, an alienness with which timorous man had allied himself; allied with it against reality, she and Nuwell were hastened by it through reality, unseeing, toward the goal of a more comfortable unreality.

    Rebels of the Red Planet

  • When he sees "groundcar" he associates to not only technical questions about flyer propulsion but socio-symbolic ones but about why the culture still uses groundcars at all and he has a reportoire of possible answers ready to check against the author's reporting. THE SHARED JARGON OF SF.

  • A small, old-fashioned groundcar then took them on the last leg to the mansion itself.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • Rasmussen had gone over to the university to consult some books in the library, and, when he came out a couple of hours later, he had noticed a familiar figure struggling to free his rental groundcar from a steel clamp around the wheel.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • The screen instantly lit up with image of a robot – apparently constructed out of groundcar parts.

    2009 July « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • I leaned back against our groundcar and beamed happily.

    2009 July « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • The groundcar was waiting for us, humming with barely restrained power; the robot chauffer nodded and smiled mechanically.

    The Stainless Steel Rat Returns – Chapter 2 « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • Eric S. Raymond has an interesting essay, "SF Words and Prototype Worlds," about the implications of the use of jargon like "monopole mines" or "groundcar" in science fiction stories. THE SHARED JARGON OF SF.

  • The groundcar was an Altus, but only two years old, and it smelled of nothing except a faint hint of ionization.



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