Chris Beckett

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Chris Beckett

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aircab n. 1991 C. Beckett Long Journey of Frozen Heart in Interzone July 60/1 She leapt up, rushed out into the street and hailed a yellow air-cab.
gravitonic adj. 2006 C. Beckett Dark Eden in Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 56 They used to say there were only five people on Earth who really understood how a gravitonic engine works. I wasn’t one of them. What I do know is that, for a few seconds, it generates an artificial gravitational field of sufficient strength to convert the space around it into the equivalent of a black hole.
jet car n. 1990 C. Beckett Matter of Survival in Interzone Oct. 55 The red jetcar swerved desperately away from the void, but it was going too fast. It smashed sideways through the barrier and plunged down a hundred metres to explode spectacularly on the bare rocks below.
space freighter n. 2010 C. Beckett Desiccated Man in Peacock Cloak (2013) 197 ‘I bet you come down here all the time to check them out, don’t you?’ he said. ‘I know if it was me I wouldn’t be able to keep away.’ ‘Not really. Got better things to do.’ ‘Better things? On a space freighter? You’ll have to tell me your secret, buddy.’