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"[Science fiction] is the only kind of writing that allows you to look at the world we live in and change one piece at a time."
- Frederik Pohl

Farside  
  The portion of the Moon's surface that faces away from Earth.  

This is the earliest use of this handy term.

When a ship's down on the Moon, it can be spotted very quickly from one of the satellites—either Lagrange II, above Earthside, or Lagrange I, over Farside.
From A Fall of Moondust, by Arthur C. Clarke.
Published by Harcourt, Brace and World in 1961
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Compare to dirtside from Starman Jones (1953) by Robert Heinlein.

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