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Interstellar Spaceship Names

NumberedEdit

  • 5*Gelish-Ophule - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • 8*Churkon - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata

AEdit

  • Aaron Burr - Robert Silverberg's novel The Seed of Earth
  • Abdiel - Poul Anderson's short story "The Bitter Bread," in his collection Explorations
  • Abhorrent (destroyer) - Robert Kroese's novel Starship Grifters
  • Acinonyx (a class of frigates) - Scott Westerfeld’s novels The Risen Empire and The Killing of Worlds
  • Adastra - James Gunn's novel Transcendental, p. 175
  • Aesclipus Twenty (hospital ship) - Murray Leinster's novel This World is Taboo fill text
  • ISS Agave Nectar - Robert Kroese's novel Starship Grifters'
  • Algonquin - David R. George III's Star Trek: The Original Series novel Allegiance in Exile
  • Alphane - Garth Nix's "Punctuality," a short story in The New Space Opera 2
  • Alphard – Hal Clement’s novel Cycle of Fire
  • Altissima - Elizabeth Moon's short story "Chameleons" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Amber Dragonfly - R.M. Meluch's novel The Ninth Circle
  • CDFS Amerigo Vespucci - John Scalzi's novel Zoe's Tale
  • Andrew Johnson - Robert Silverberg's novel The Seed of Earth
  • Ardent - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Andromeda Ascendant - Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda television series
  • Andros - "Invasion Report," a short story in Theodore R. Cogswell's collection The Well Around the World
  • Arcadia - Captain Harlock's Battle cruiser in the anime movie Arcadia of my youth
  • Ardeas - Jay Lake's short story "To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Ourselves" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Argonos - a Generation Ship in Richard Paul Russo's Ship of Fools
  • Ariel - Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga
  • Ark of the Covenant – Arthur C. Clarke’s The Songs of Distant Earth (briefly mentioned as one of two, possibly lost, Mormon colonie ships)
  • Argus - Harry Harrison's short story "Welcoming Committee" in his collection 50 in 50
  • Argus II - Harry Harrison's short story "Welcoming Committee" in his collection 50 in 50
  • Armitou - Matthew Hughes' short story Sleeper Light Speed November 2013
  • Arrogant - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Asgard (formerly the Einstein) - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Starman Jones
  • Asimov - Babylon 5 television series
  • Assam Dragon - James Blish's short story "This Earth of Hours" in Fantasy and Science Fiction June 1959
  • Assimilator's Claws - Stephen Baxter's novel Exultant
  • Atlantis City Ship - Atlantis (Stargate)
  • Atropos - Jerry Pournelle's novel Outies
  • Audacious - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Auriga - Alien: Resurrection 1997 film
  • Avant-Garde - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Anything Legal Considered - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata

BEdit

  • B Flat - Carmen Carter's The Children of Hamlin, Star Trek: The Next Generation novel
  • Bad Little Kitty - Robert Kroese's novel Starship Grifters
  • Balance of Judgment - Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda television series
  • Banshee Stalker - David Conyers and David Kernot's short story "Petrochemical Skies" in David Conyers et al.'s collection Extreme Planets
  • Baramundi - Richard A. Lupoff's Space War Blues
  • Battlestar Galactica - Battlestar Galactica (1978) & its 2003 remake
  • Beats Working - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Bellerophon - Forbidden Planet
  • Bellerophon - John C. Wright's novel Count to a Trillion
  • Benison of Names - Jay Lake's short story "To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Ourselves" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Bernini/Bagheera - R.M. Meluch's novel The Ninth Circle
  • Bertrand - R.M. Meluch's novel Strength and Honor, p. 264
  • Betty - Alien: Resurrection
  • Big Dog generation ship - Brian W. Aldiss's novel Starship
  • The Black Cockatoo – Samuel R. Delaney’s novel Nova
  • Black Star - H. Beam Piper's novel Space Viking, brief reference
  • Blessed - John Scalzi's novel The God Engines
  • Bloodstorm - Andy Heizeler's "The Grand Illusion: A Dean The Space Rogue Tale," Raygun Revival, Issue 55, December 2009 text
  • Blue Midget - Red Dwarf television series
  • Borodino - Charles E. Gannon's novel Fire With Fire
  • Bounty - Kristine Katherine Rusch's novel Diving the Wreck, brief reference
  • Braveheart - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Brindisi - James Blish's short story "Beep" in Galaxy, February 1954
  • Brinkdale - Brian Aldiss's short story "The Impossible Star," in his collection Who Can Replace a Man?
  • Brittania, Z9M9Z, Dauntless - E. E. Smith's Lensman series

CEdit

  • C-57D - Forbidden Planet 1956 film
  • Caconym - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Calamus - Robert Reed's novel The Well of Stars
  • IMN DD-217 Calexico - Thomas Harlan's novel Land of the Dead
  • Callisto (Asimov class spaceship) - Babylon 5 television series
  • Calm Horizons - Stephen R. Donaldson's - The Gap Series
  • Caltasp Princess - Iain M. Banks' novel Against a Dark Background
  • HMS Camden Lock - TV Series Hyperdrive 2007
  • Canopus – “A Walk in the Dark,” a short story in Arthur C. Clarke’s collection Reach for Tomorrow
  • Castellan - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series, Seeds of Fire, p. 185
  • Ceatl - Thomas Harlan's novel House of Reeds, p. 74
  • Celestial Traveller - Jack Vances's short story Sjambak full text
  • Chancellor - Don D'Ammassa's novel Narcissus
  • U.W.S. Charybdis - James C.G. Shirk's short story "Siren's Call" Raygun Revival July 8, 2011
  • Chaxothal - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series, Seeds of Fire
  • Chimney Rock - R.M. Meluch's novel Strength and Honor
  • Christiforo Colombo - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Cleaver - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues, p. 218
  • Coal Sack - Andre Norton's novel Moon of Three Rings
  • Coast City - Adam Christopher's The Burning Dark
  • Columbia - "Ship Happens" episode of Eureka, television series
  • Commonwealth - Charles E. Gannon's novel Fire With Fire
  • TCS Concordia - Wing Commander computer game
  • Contents May Differ - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Corisande - H. Beam Piper's Space Viking, brief reference
  • U.S.S. Courageous - David R. George III's Star Trek: The Original Series novel Allegiance in Exile
  • Courageous - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Court Jester – “The Soft Weapon,” a short story in Larry Niven’s collection Neutron Star
  • Creator - Brenda Cooper's novel Reading the Wind
  • Croseus - John C. Wright's novel Count to a Trillion
  • USS Cygnus - The Black Hole

DEdit

  • Dagger - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe, brief reference
  • Dagmar - Poul Anderson's novel For Love and Glory
  • Damnthing - H. Beam Piper's novel Space Viking, brief reference
  • Dampier - Alan Dean Foster's novel Quofum
  • Dark Star - John Carpenter's film of the same name
  • Dart - Andre Norton's novel Plague Ship
  • Dauntless - E.E. ("Doc") Smith's "Lensman" series
  • Dauntless - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Davis - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues, p. 207
  • Dawnforce - Brenda Cooper's novel Reading the Wind
  • Death of Sophonista - "Nightingale," a short story in Alastair Reynold's collection Galactic North, part of the Revelation Space universe
  • Deathshadow - Captain Harlock's first ship, which he commands during the war against the Illumidas
  • DeGaulle - L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s novel Haze
  • Deep Reverence - Greg Bear's Cryptum: The Forernner Saga (Halo universe)
  • Defiant - Star Trek universe
  • Dentless - Randall Garrett's "Backstage Lensman" parody
  • Dessalines - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • Destiny - Ancient starship in Stargate Universe
  • Devastator (warship) - Iain M. Banks' Against a Dark Background
  • Dever's Ark - T.J. Bass's novel The Godwhale
  • Displacement Activity - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Djanggawul - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • Don Quixote - Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner's novel Destroyer of Worlds, Ringworld universe
  • Dora - Robert Heinlein's The Number of the Beast
  • CNV 301 Dreadnaught - I-War (Independence War)
  • Dragon Zephyr - Norman Spinrad's novel The Void Captain's Tale
  • Dreadnaught - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Dronning Magrete - Poul Anderson's novel Ensign Flandry, p. 113
  • Drunkard’s Walk – “Grendel,” a short story in Larry Niven’s short story collection Neutron Star

EEdit

  • Earth's Hope - Evan Mandery's novel First Contact: Or, Its Later Than You Think, p. 190
  • Edmonton - R.M. Meluch's novel Strength and Honor
  • Elizabeth Regina - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Starman Jones, brief reference
  • Elysium - Pandorum 2009 film
  • Emancipation - John C. Wright's novel Count to a Trillion, p. 313
  • Emissary - Poul Anderson's short story "The Life of Your Time" in his collection 'Dialogue With Darkness
  • Empiricist - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Empress Maia (passenger liner) - Poul Anderson's short story "The Plague of Masters" in the collection Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra
  • Endeavor - Chris Roberson's novel Further: Beyond the Threshold, p. 68
  • USS Endeavor - Christopher L. Bennett's novel Tower of Babel, a Star Trek Enterprise novel
  • Enlightenment - Red Dwarf television series
  • Envoy - Poul Andreson's novel Starfarers
  • Envoy of Peace – Eleanor Arnason’s novel Ring of Swords
  • Enterprise - H. Beam Piper's novel Space Viking
  • Enterprise - Star Trek universe
  • SSS Esperanto - Red Dwarf television series
  • Eurydice - Stanislaw Lem's short story collection Fiasco
  • Euterpe - Matthew Hughes's novel Magestrum, Magestrum universe
  • Excalibur – Arthur C. Clarke’s novel The Songs of Distant Earth
  • Executor – Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer Imperial flagship in Star Wars
  • Exemplar - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Exile Prince - Richard Paul Russo's novel The Rosetta Codex
  • Explorer – “A Relic of Empire,” a short story in Larry Niven’s short stoty collection Neutron Star
  • Explorer - Poul Anderson's novel The Long Way Home
  • Exaltation-Parsimony III - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Exultance - Matthew Hughes's novel Magestrum, Magestrum universe

FEdit

  • Faithful - John Scalzi's novel The God Engines
  • Far Star - Isaac Asimov's novels Foundation's Edge and Foundation and Earth
  • Farre - John Scalzi's novel Zoe's Tale, p. 299
  • Fat Mickey From Detroit - M. John Harrison's novel Empty Space: A Haunting, brief reference
  • Fearless - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Feather Serpent - Norman Spinrad's novel The Void Captain's Tale
  • U.S.S. Ferrel - Carmen Carter's The Children of Hamlin, Star Trek: The Next Generation novel
  • First Quarter of Nix - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel 2312, p. 529
  • Flagrante Delicto - Robert Kroese's novel Starship Grifters
  • Flame Mountain - Norman Spinrad's novel The Void Captain's Tale
  • Fleetwing - Poul Anderson's "Ghetto," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars
  • Flying Cloud - Poul Anderson's "Ghetto," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars
  • Forrestal - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series
  • Fortunate - John Scalzi's short story "The Tale of the Wicked" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Furious - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe

GEdit

  • Gabriel - Philip José Farmer's novel The Lovers
  • Galactic Survey Ship S9000 - Arthur C. Clarke's short story "Rescue Party" in his collection Reach for Tommorrow
  • Gallivant - Matthew Hughes's novel The Spiral Labyrinthe, Majestrum trilogy
  • Gansas – Brian Aldiss’s novel The Dark Light Years
  • Gantrithor - StarCraft
  • Garden Chernobyl - David Marusek's novel Mind Over Ship
  • Garden Hybris - David Marusek's novel Mind Over Ship
  • Garden Kiev - David Marusek's novel Mind Over Ship
  • Garden of Hope - David Marusek's novel Mind Over Ship
  • Gay Deceiver - Robert Heinlein's novel The Number of the Beast
  • Geboraa - Brian W. Aldiss's novel Bow Down to Nul
  • Gegenschen - Robert Silverberg's novel The Seed of Earth, p. 4
  • Gellemtyan-Asool-Anafawaya Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata, p. 219
  • Gemini 12 - Lost in Space pilot for the 1965-1967 television series
  • General Vorkraft - Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga
  • Gentle Star (General Gau's command ship) - John Scalzi's novel Zoe's Tale
  • Geoffrey - James Gunn's novel Transcendental
  • Gladiator - R.M. Meluch's novel The Ninth Circle
  • Glorious - "Invasion Report," a short story in Theodore R. Cogswell's collection The Well Around the World
  • Glorious Fool - Rachel Bach's novel Future's Pawn
  • Goblin - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe, brief reference
  • Golden Circle – Larry Niven’s novel World of Ptavvs
  • Golden Flyer - Poul Anderson's "Ghetto," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars and "The Horn of Time the Hunter," a short story in his collection The Horn of Time
  • Golden Voyage – “Grendel,” a short story in Larry Niven’s collection Neutron Star
  • Golden Voyager - Greg Bear's novel Hull Zero Three
  • Gnostic - Neal Asher's short story "Shell Game" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Gothlauth - Crest of the Stars
  • Grandon - Brian Aldiss's short story "The Impossible Star," in his collection Who Can Replace a Man?
  • Grantham - Robert Holdstock's novel Eye Among the Blind
  • Grebe - Geoff Nelder's short story "Colloidal Suspension" in David Conyers et al. ed.s collection Extreme Planets
  • Griffin - John Scalzi's novel Redshirts
  • Guadalajara - R.M. Meluch's novel Strength and Honor

HEdit

  • Hallowed - John Scalzi's novel The God Engines
  • Harryhausen (freighter) - Christopher L. Bennett's novel Tower of Babel (Star Trek: Enterprise Rise of the Federation series)
  • Headcrash - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Heart of Gold - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
  • Heinlein – Larry Niven’s novel World of Ptavvs
  • Helen of Troy - Don D'Ammassa's novel Narcissus
  • Henry Hudson - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Henry R. Cornuelle - Thomas Harlan's novel House of Reeds
  • Heracles - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series
  • Hermetic - John C. Wright's novel Count to a Trillion
  • The Heroism of Che Guevara - Allen Steele's novel Hex
  • Heshgemar-Kref - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series, Seeds of Fire
  • Hideyoshi - "Galactic North," a short story in Alastair Reynolds' collection Galactic North
  • High Barbaree - Poul Anderson's "Ghetto," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars
  • Hightail – Brian Aldiss’ novel The Dark Light Years
  • Hirondelle - "Galactic North," a short story in Alastair Reynolds' collection Galactic North
  • Holy - John Scalzi's novel The God Engines
  • Hooligan - Poul Anderson's Dominic Flandry novels
  • Hope Fire Home - Andy Dudak's "Human System", a short story in Raygun Revival, September 22, 2012
  • Horizon - Christopher L. Bennett's novel Tower of Babel, a Star Trek Enterprise novel
  • Hot Needle of Inquiry - Larry Niven's The Ringworld Engineers
  • Hull 302 - Jay Lake's short story "To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Ourselves" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Hunter Gratzner - Pitch Black 2000 film
  • Hydra - Robert A. Heinlein (author)'s novel Citizen of the Galaxy
  • Hyperion - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series
  • Hyperion - Starcraft

IEdit

  • Iberre - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata, p. 219
  • Imhotep – Poul Anderson’s novel Firetime
  • Infinity (FTL) - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Infinity (FTL) - Galaxina 1980 film
  • Influx - James L. Cambias's novel A Darklign Sea, p. 63
  • Invidious - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe, brief reference
  • Interpol ship 2186 - R.M. Meluch's novel The Ninth Circle
  • Intrepid - "The Immunity Syndrome" Star Trek: The Original Series August 14, 1967, read "The Immunity Syndrome" by Robert Saboroff and John Scalzi's novel Redshirts
  • Irrelevant (FTL) - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Isabella – Poul Anderson’s novel Firetime
  • Iwo Jima – Larry Niven’s World of Ptavvs

JEdit

  • Jaccavrie – “Starfog,” a short story in Poul Anderson’s collection Beyond the Beyond and Explorations
  • Jackson - Richard A. Lupoff's Space War Blues
  • Jacob - Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Hellhole
  • Jacob's Ladder - Elizabeth Bear's novel Chill
  • James A. Eastland - Richard A. Lupoff's Space War Blues
  • Jean Christophe - Richard A. Lupoff's Space War Blues
  • Jenny Lind - Robert Sheckley's short story "A Supplicant in Space," in the collection The Best of Galaxy, Volume II
  • Jinn - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Jupiter 2 - Lost in Space 1965-1967 television series, Lost in Space 1998 film
  • Just the Washing Instructionn Chip in Life's Rich Tapestry - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata

KEdit

  • Ka <click> tarsk (Tosok ship propelled by a fusion drive)- Robert J. Sawyer's novel Illegal Alien, p. 209
  • Kakistocrat - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Karamojo – Mike Brotherton’s novel Star Dragon
  • Karas - James Blish's short story "A Style in Treason" in Galaxy June 1970
  • Karoe Star - Elizabeth Moon's short story "Chameleons" in The New Space Opera 2
  • HDS Kerris - Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's novel Hellhole
  • Kestrel - Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga
  • The Kestrel - Richard Paul Russo's novel The Rosetta Codex
  • Kho-Maurz - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series, Seeds of Fire
  • Kiev - Thomas Harlan's novel Land of the Dead
  • Kilsat - James Gunn's novel Transcendental, p. 154
  • King Jesus - David Marusek's novel Mind Over Ship
  • Kingwell's Pride - Don DeBrant's novel Viral Intelligence
  • Korkunov - Thomas Harlan's novel Land of the Dead
  • Kuan-Yin - James P. Hogan's novel Voyage From Yesteryear (embryo space colonization)

LEdit

  • L'Ouverture – Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • La Reine Louise - Poul Anderson's short story A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows in the collection Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra
  • Labrys - "On the Rock," a short story in Colin Harvey's collection Displacement
  • Lakshmi - Tad William's short story "The Tenth Muse" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Lamia – H. Beam Piper's Space Viking
  • Lazy Eight I – Larry Niven’s novel World of Ptavvs
  • Lazy Eight II – Larry Niven’s novel World of Ptavvs
  • Lazy Eight III – Larry Niven’s novel World of Ptavvs
  • Lee – Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • INSS Lenin – Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's novel The Mote in God's Eye
  • Lensman – “Flatlander,” a short story in Larry Niven’s collection Neutron Star
  • Leonora ChristinePoul Anderson's novel Tau Zero
  • Lester Maddox – Richard A. Lupoff's Space War Blues
  • LEXX – a living spaceship Lexx television series
  • Leviathan – Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Lewis and Clark - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Ley – Mack Reynolds' novel Planetary Agent X
  • Liberator, Scorpio, and LondonBlake's 7 1978 television series
  • Lief Ericsson - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Llanvabon – Murray Leinster's novelette "First Contact"
  • SC Lois McKendrick - Nathan Lowell's novel Quarter Share
  • Long – Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • Long Shot – “At the Core,” a short story in Larry Niven’s collection Neutron Star
  • Lurlean McQueen – Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • Lumumba – Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues, p. 286
  • Lydis – Andre Norton's novel Moon of Three Rings
  • Lying Bastard – Larry Niven's Ringworld universe
  • Lyla Peter David's novel Blind Man's Bluff (Star Trek: New Frontiers)
  • Lynx – Scott Westerfeld’s novels The Risen Empire and The Killing of Worlds

MEdit

  • INSS MacArthur – Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's novel The Mote in God's Eye and Jerry Pournelle's novel Outies
  • SDF-1 Macross - The Super Dimension Fortress Macross and Robotech television series
  • Magellan - Arthur C. Clarke's novel The Songs of Distant Earth
  • Magellan - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Magellan - John Scalzi's novel Zoe's Tale
  • Makarata - Richard A. Lupoff's Space War Blues
  • Makt – “Starfog,” a short story in Poul Anderson’s collections Beyond the Beyond and Explorations
  • U.E.S.C. Marathon - Marathon computer game
  • Malika - Joseph L. Kellogg's short story "Fare-Weather Friends." Raygun Revival. vol. 63, no. 007, August 1, 2011
  • Manifold Destiny (Tarin) - John Scalzi's short story "The Tale of the Wicked" in The New Space Opera 2
  • SS Manny Celeste - Red Dwarf television series
  • Marathon - Eric Frank Russell's collection Men, Martians, and Machines
  • Marco Polo - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Marco Polo - James L. Cambias's novel A Darkling Sea
  • Marustopes – Brian Aldiss’ novel The Dark Light Years
  • Massive - Invader Zim
  • Mayflower II - Stephen Baxter's novel Exultant
  • Mayflower II - James P. Hogan's novel Voyage From Yesteryear (generation ship)
  • Melancholia Enshrines All Triumph - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • MengTian - L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s novel Haze
  • Mercedes - M.R. Meluch's The Ninth Circle
  • Mercury - Robert A. Heinlein & Spider Robinson's Variable Star
  • U.S.S. Merrimack - M.R. Meluch's The Ninth Circle
  • Millennium Falcon - Star Wars universe
  • Minerva - Robert Heinlein's novel The Number of the Beast
  • Miranda II - C.L. Anderson's novel Bitter Angels
  • Mistake Not - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Moshe Peretz – Poul Anderson’s novel Fire Time
  • Mother-Nine Guy Immega's short story "Super-Mother Earth" in David Conyers et al., eds.s collection Extreme Planets
  • Moya (living spaceship) - Farscape, telvision series
  • Muddlin' Through - Poul Anderson's novel Satan's World

NEdit

  • Nadesico ND-001, Cosmos ND-002, Kakitsubata ND-003, Shakuyaku ND-004 - Martian Successor Nadesico
  • Nantes - John Scalzi's novel Redshirts
  • Naranja - Jay Lake's short story "To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Ourselves" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Nautilus - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Nauvoo - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Awakes (Mormon Generation Ship)
  • Nauvoo Vision - Jerry Pournelle's novel Outies
  • Nell - Battle Beyond the Stars 1980 film
  • New Frontiers - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Methuselah's Children
  • New Hope (legendary plague ship) - Andre Norton's novel Plague Ship, brief reference
  • New Making - Brenda Cooper's novel Reading the Wind
  • Newton - Richard A. Lupoff's Space War Blues, p. 218
  • Nighthawk - John Scalzi's short story "The Tale of the Wicked" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Nightingale (hospital ship) - "Nightingale," a short story in Alastair Reynold's collection Galactic North, part of the Revelation Space universe
  • Nimbus - Futurama The Futurama Encycolpedia entry
  • Nina - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Nobody's Business - Kristine Katherine Rusch's novel Diving the Wreck
  • Normandy Beach - Robert Heinlein's novel -------------------
  • Normandy SR-1 & SR-2 - Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 console/PC games
  • Nostromo - Alien 1979 film
  • Nova 5 - Red Dwarf BBC television series
  • Nova Swing - M. John Harrison's Empty Space: A Haunting
  • Novoe Washingtongrad - James Blish's short story "This Earth of Hours" in Fantasy and Science Fiction June 1959

OEdit

  • Obin Transport 8552 - John Scalzi's novel Zoe's Tale, p. 275
  • Odyssey - Planet 51 2009 film
  • Oginga Odinga - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • U.S.S. Oklahoma - Outer Space Astronauts Syfy Channel television series
  • Opulence - Matthew Hughes's novel The Other
  • Orgillious (space yacht) - Matthew Hughes's novel Magestrum, Magestrum universe
  • Orion - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Orpheus - Stanislaw Lem's short story collection Fiasco
  • Orval Faubus - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • Our Lady - Poul Anderson's "Ghetto," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars
  • Our Moment of Triumph - Robert Kroese's novel Starship Grifters
  • Outlaw Star - XGP15A-II, Outlaw Star 1998 animated television series
  • VFP Outstanding Contribution To The Historical Process - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata, pp. 261-262

PEdit

  • PC-14558 - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • USS Palamino - The Black Hole 1979 film
  • Pallistre - Matthew Hughes's novel The Other
  • Pantopon Rose - M. John Harrison's novel Empty Space: A Haunting, p. 79
  • Passing By And Thought I'd Drop In - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata, p. 77
  • The Patriotism of Fidel Castro - Allen Steele's novel Hex
  • Pax Magellanic - Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda television series
  • Pax Terra - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series
  • Peccable - Robert Silverberg's short story "Neutral Planet"
  • Pedagogue - Mack Reynolds' novel The Rival Rigelains
  • Peregrine - Stephen Leigh's novel Dance of the Hag
  • Perez - Richard A. Lupoff's Space War Blues
  • Perquisitor - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series, Seeds of Earth
  • Persephone - Don D'Ammassa's Narcissus
  • Persephonya - L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s novel The One-Eyed Man
  • Peter the Great - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Phaeton - Virtuality Summer 2009 television series
  • Pharaon - R.M. Meluch's novel Strength and Honor, p. 262
  • Phoenicia - Ben Jeapes's novel Phoenicia's World
  • Pinta - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Pizza Night - M. John Harrison's novel Empty Space: A Haunting, brief reference
  • Pioneer - Christopher L. Bennett's novel Tower of Babel, a Star Trek Enterprise novel
  • Planet Express Ship - Futurama animated televsiion series
  • Polaris - Jack McDevitt's novel Polaris
  • Polyphemus - Jay Lake's short story "To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Ourselves" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Pregnant Banana – “Grendel,” a short story in Larry Niven’s Neutron Star brief reference
  • Pressure Drop - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Prestige - Matthew Hughes's novel The Other
  • The Pride of Cucamonga - Allen Steele's Hex
  • Prince Serg - Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga
  • Princess Karen - Poul Anderson's "Ghetto," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars
  • Procyon - David R. George III's Star Trek: The Original Series novel Allegiance in Exile, p. 282
  • Prohorus - Raymond E. Jones and Lester Del Rey's Weeping May Tarry
  • X-303 Prometheus - Stargate SG-1
  • Prominence - Matthew Hughes's novel The Other
  • NSEA Protector - Galaxy Quest
  • Puit Puit Maru - M. John Harrison's novel Empty Space: A Haunting, brief reference, p. 105
  • Purifier - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series, Seeds of Fire, p. 310

QEdit

  • Queen Flavia - H. Beam Piper's Space Viking, brief reference

REdit

  • R'Tor - David R. George III's Star Trek:TOS novel Allegiance in Exile
  • Raphael - Poul Anderson's short story "The Bitter Bread," in his collection Explorations
  • Rapier - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Raven - Poul Anderson's "Kyrie," a short story in Joseph Elder's collection The Farthest Reaches
  • Raven - Peter David's Blind Man's Bluff (Star Trek: New Frontiers)
  • Realta - Robert Holdstock's novel Eye Among the Blind
  • Red Dwarf - Red Dwarf 1988 television series
  • Redeemed - John Scalzi's novel The God Engines
  • Refreshingly Unconcerned With the Vulgar Experiences of Veracity - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Rene Magritte - Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga
  • Repulse - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Resolution - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Resolution - G. David Nordley's novel To Climb a Flat Mountain
  • Resolution II - G. David Nordley's novel To Climb a Flat Mountain
  • Rieskessel - Poul Anderson's novel Ensign Flandry, p. 178
  • Rivgor - Christopher L. Bennett's novel Tower of Babel, a Star Trek Enterprise novel
  • RG 132 - Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga
  • Righteous - John Scalzi's novel The God Engines
  • Rio Grande - R.M. Meluch's novel Strength and Honor
  • USS Roosevelt - Charles E. Gannon's novel Fire With Fire
  • Rurik - Poul Anderson's "The High Ones," a short story in his collection The Horn of Time
  • TFCT Rodger Young troop transport - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers

SEdit

  • San Joaquin - John Scalzi's novel Zoe's Tale, p. 253
  • Saucy Sal - M. John Harrison's novel Empty Space: A Haunting, p. 64
  • Seale - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues, p. 218
  • Sacred - John Scalzi's novel The God Engines
  • Sacrifice (Chaurixa vessel) - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series
  • Sainted - John Scalzi's novel The God Engines
  • Sandra Voi - "Glacial," a short story in Alastair Reynold's collection Galactic North, part of the Revelation Space universe
  • Santa Maria - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Santaerno - Donald Kinsbury's Psychohistorical Crisis (set in Asimov's Foundation universe), p. 94
  • Schnellwind - Charles E. Gannon's novel Fire With Fire
  • S.S. Schirra - Mack Reynolds' novel Amazon Planet
  • Scorpio - Charles Huntington's novel Nightmare on Vega 3
  • Jurisdiction Fleet Ship Scylla - Susan R. Matthews's novel Prisoner of Conscience
  • Seedling Star - Greg Bear's Cryptum: The Forerunner Saga (Halo universe)
  • The Seeker - Kristine Kathryn Rusch's novel Diving the Wreck
  • Segmentation - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series
  • Serenity - Firefly television series
  • Serendipity - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Seth - Marc Peraino's novel Vitamin H
  • Sheffield - Robert A. Heinlein & Spider Robinson's novel Variable Star
  • Shoryu - Thomas Harlan's novel House of Reeds
  • Sidonia - Nihei Tsutomu's Knights of Sidonia manga
  • Sierra Nevada – Poul Anderson’s novel Firetime, brief reference
  • Silver Wings of Morning - Alastair Reynolds's novel House of Suns
  • SS Silverberg - Red Dwarf television series
  • Sinbad - Jerry Pournelle's novel Outies
  • Skidhbladnir - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series
  • Skimmer - Zach Hughes's novel Closed System
  • Skydiver, several short stories and novels by Larry Niven: Long Shot (also in Ringworld), Slower Than Infinity, Drunkard's Walk, Hobo Kelly - Crashlander
  • Skyrover - Robert Silverberg's novel The Seed of Earth
  • Slower Than Infinity – “Flatlander,” a short story in Larry Niven’s collection Neutron Star
  • Various Skylarks - E. E. Smith's Skylark series
  • Sleipnir - (TSNX (Terran Space Navy) Cruiser) in "The Shadow of Space," a short story in Philip Jose Farmer's Down in the Black Gang
  • Slower Than Infinity - Larry Niven's short story "Flatlander" in his collection Neutron Star
  • Smile Tolerantly - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata, p. 265
  • Sojourn - Geoff Nelder's short story "Colloidal Suspension" in David Conyers et al., ed.s collection Extreme Planets
  • Sol Bianca - Sol Bianca anime
  • Solar Queen - Solar Queen series of novels by Andre Norton such as Plague Ship
  • Spaceball One - Spaceballs 1987 film
  • Space Beagle - A. E. van Vogt's novel The Voyage of the Space Beagle
  • Space Cruiser Yonuar – “Day of Burning,” a short story in Poul Anderson’s Beyond the Beyond
  • Space King (possible reference to the 1940s-1950s radio and television series?) - Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Diving the Wreck
  • Space Probe 6 - Charles Huntington's novel Nightmare on Vega 3
  • Space Scourge - H. Beam Piper's Space Viking, brief reference
  • Spawn of Dagon - Don D'Ammassa's novel Narcissus
  • Spartacus - Independence War Deluxe Edition
  • Spectre - Peter David's Blind Man's Bluff (Star Trek: New Frontiers)
  • Spring Beauty - M.R. Meluch's The Ninth Circle
  • Star of Naxos - Thomas Harlan's novel House of Reeds, p. 39
  • Starbug - Red Dwarf
  • Starship Titanic - Starship Titanic and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
  • State's Rights - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues, p. 207
  • Strategic Outreach Element CH2OH.(CHOH)4.CHO Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata, p. 219
  • Streaker - David Brin's novel Startide Rising
  • Sud Qav - Christopher L. Bennett's novel Tower of Babel, a Star Trek Enterprise novel
  • Sulaco - Aliens film
  • SunSeeker - Gregory Benford's novel Bowl of Heaven
  • Surprise - John Scalzi's short story "The Tale of the Wicked" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Survey Ship S9000 – “Rescue Party,” a short story in Arthur C. Clarke’s Reach for Tomorrow
  • Swift - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe

TEdit

  • Talyn - Farscape
  • Tambourlaine - John Barnes's short story "The Lost Princess Man" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Tehuia - Thomas Harlan's novel House of Reeds
  • Tenebrosa - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series
  • Tepoztecatl - Thomas Harlan's House of Reeds
  • The Sword of the Prophet – Arthur C. Clarke’s The Songs of Distant Earth (briefly mentioned as one of two, possibly lost, Mormon colony ships)
  • TARDIS - an unconventional time/space vessel, Doctor Who
  • The Teacher - Alan Dean Foster's "Pip and Flinx" novels
  • TCS Tiger's Claw - Wing Commander (computer game)
  • The Titan & the Valkyrie - Titan A.E. 2000 film
  • Theodore Bilbo - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • Theseus (interstellar ramjet) - Peter Watt's novel Blindsight
  • Titan - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Tolpuddle Martyrs' Response - China Miéville's novel Embassytown
  • SS Trojan - Red Dwarf television series
  • Turoson - Thomas Harlan's novel House of Reeds
  • Tours- Robert Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers
  • Toussaint - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • The Traitor’s Claw – “The Soft Weapon,” a short story in Larry Niven’s collection Neutron Star
  • Trajan - R.M. Meluch's novel Strength and Honor
  • Traveler - Brenda Cooper's novel Reading the Wind
  • Traveler - Poul Anderson's short story "Epilogue," in his collection Explorations
  • Tranquil Hegemony - The Gap Series - Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Trident - Peter David's Blind Man's Bluff (Star Trek: New Frontiers)
  • Triple G. – “Sucker Bait,” a short story in Isaac Asimov’s collection The Martian Way and Other Stories
  • Triumph - Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga
  • Truculent - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Turan - Thomas Harlan's novel House of Reeds
  • Tyne - Charles E. Gannon's novel Fire With Fire

UEdit

  • Uagren (battle cruiser) - - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata, p. 56
  • Uncial - Jay Lake's short story "To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Ourselves" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Under New Ownership - Independence War (aka I-War)
  • Underspaceship Phoenix - Chris Roberson's Further: Beyond the Threshold, p. 68
  • Unicorn Garden - Norman Spinrad's novel The Void Captain's Tale
  • Upsidaisy - Eric Frank Russell's collection 'Men, Martians, and Machines
  • Uptown Six - M. John Harrison's novel Empty Space: A Haunting, brief references
  • Uriel - Poul Anderson's short story "The Bitter Bread," in his collection Explorations

VEdit

  • U.S.S. Valiant - "Where No Man Has Gone Before" Star Trek: The Original Series, September 22, 1966, read the short story of the same title by Samuel A. Peoples in the March 1953 issues of Incredible Tales Magazine
  • Valiant - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Valley Forge (space freighter carrying geodesic domes) - Silent Running 1972 film
  • Valley Forge (troop transport) - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers
  • Value Judgement - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Vanguard - Generation Ship, Orphans of the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Vanguard - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Vanguard - James Gunn's novel Transcendental, p. 176
  • Vasco de Gama - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Vatre Vzezda - Poul Anderson's short story A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows in the collection Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra
  • Venom - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Venturer - Laurence James' novel Backflash
  • Verwoerd - Richard A. Lupoff's novel Space War Blues
  • Viganli - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series, Seeds of Earth
  • The Viking's Gift - H. Beam Piper's novel Space Viking, brief reference
  • Villa Grande - R.M. Meluch's novel The Ninth Circle
  • Vindex - H. Beam Piper's novel Space Viking, brief reference
  • Voortrekker (freighter) - Christopher L. Bennett's novel Tower of Babel, a Star Trek Enterprise novel
  • Voyager - Star Trek Universe
  • Vut-Roy - John Scalzi's novel Zoe's Tale, p. 300

WEdit

  • Wanderer - Michael Merriam's "Doors Through Places You Live," Raygun Revival, Issue 55, December 2009 text
  • Wanderer - Robert Silverberg's novel The Seed of Earth
  • Wardben - James McKimmey's "The Inspector," a short story in Joseph Elder's collection The Farthest Reaches
  • Warm, Considering - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata
  • Wasp of Kolkata - China Miéville's novel Embassytown
  • Wayfarer One - Chris Roberson's novel Further: Beyond the Threshold
  • Whiskey Bravo - M. John Harrison's novel Empty Space: A Haunting, brief reference
  • Whorl of the Long Sun Generation Ship - Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun
  • Wicked - John Scalzi's short story "The Tale of the Wicked" in The New Space Opera 2
  • Wildfire - Red Dwarf television series
  • Wilson - Brian Aldiss's short story "The Impossible Star," in his collection Who Can Replace a Man?
  • Windward Isles - R.M. Meluch's novel The Ninth Circle
  • Winter Song, a.k.a. - Colin Harvey's novel Winter Song
  • Witch - Jack Campbell's novel Dauntless, The Lost Fleet universe
  • Wolfhound - R.M. Meluch's novel Strength and Honor
  • Woodstead Castle - Poul Anderson's novel For Love and Glory, brief reference to a wreck p. 74
  • WuDing - L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s Haze

XEdit

  • X-72 - Robert Silverberg's novel Master of Life and Death
  • X'Klennu - David Brin's novel Startide Rising, brief reference p. 110
  • X'Ktau - David Brin's novel Startide Rising, brief reference p. 110

YEdit

  • Yamato - Space Battleship Yamato
  • Yggdrasil - starfaring, living "treeship" in Dan Simmons's novel Hyperion Cantos
  • Ypress - Robert Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers
  • LSV YOu Call This Clean? - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata, p. 263

ZEdit

  • Z9M9Z (also called Directrix) - E.E. ("Doc") Smith's "Lensman" series
  • Zelbinion - Peacekeeper command carrier (Farscape)
  • Zemlya - Philip Jose Farmer's Tongues of the Moon
  • Zephon - Poul Anderson's short story "The Bitter Bread," in his collection Explorations
  • Zero (FTL) - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars
  • Zoologist - Iain M. Banks's novel The Hydrogen Sonata, p. 136
  • Zophiel - Poul Anderson's short story "The Bitter Bread," in his collection Explorations

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