Harry Bates

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aircab n. 1940 H. Bates Farewell to Master in Astounding Science-Fiction Oct. 60/1 He snatched up the little camera, grabbed an aircab and hurried back to the museum.
aircar n. 1934 H. Bates Matter of Size in Astounding Stories Apr. 52/1 In several scattered places were other roof doors like the one he had emerged from, and straight ahead stood a row of transparent objects that had to be the air-cars.
outworld adj. 1934 H. Bates Matter of Size in Astounding Stories Apr. 71/2 Among other things, the human race had perfected space ships and ventured out into the void. It set up colonies on other planets, suitable. And when the day predicted for centuries by its geologists came, and the great island that was its home began to sink under the surface of the sea, it was ready, and in thousands of space ships set forth, for some, out[-]world portions of the solar system, and the rest, to other and more stable parts of Earth.
outworlder n. 1934 H. Bates A Matter of Size in Astounding Stories Apr. 41/1 The out-worlder smiled. He sat on a chair and removed one sandal, exposing a foot such as no man on Earth had ever yet possessed. The big toe was very large, and was flanked by another only a little bit smaller. The three outer toes were vestigial. Here was the foot of the human race, thousands of years in the future.
out-worldly adj. 1934 H. Bates Matter of Size in Astounding Stories Apr. 41/2 Who was the out-worldly stranger?
port n. 1932 โ€˜A. Gilmoreโ€™ Affair of the Brains in Astounding Stories Mar. 329/1 The pirate port of Porno is of course dead now, replaced by the clean lawfulness of Port Midway, but a hundred years ago, in the days before the patrol-ships came, she roared her bawdy song through the farthest reaches of the solar system. For crack merchant ships and dingy space trading tramps alike, she was haven; drink and drugs, women and diversions unspeakable lured to her space ports the cream arid scum, adventures [sic] and riffraff of half a dozen worlds. Sailors and pirates paid off at her and stayed as long as their wages lasted in the Street of the Sailors; not a few remained permanently, their bodies flung to the beasts of the savage jungle that rimmed the port. There only the cunning and strong could live. Ray-guns were the surest law. Modem scientific progress stood side by side with murderous lawlessness as old as man himself.
teleview n. 1931 โ€˜A. Gilmoreโ€™ Tentacles from Below in Astounding Stories Feb. 175/2 With control studs at hands, location chart and teleview screen before his eyes and fifteen men waiting below for his commands, he had no fear.
visiscreen n. 1932 โ€˜A. Gilmoreโ€™ Affair of the Brains in Astounding Stories Mar. 318/2 [He] found him abstractedly smoothing his bangs of hair, pacing the length of the control cabin, glancing, plainly worried, at the visi-screen. [Ibid. 319/1] Occasionally his rolling brown eyes sought the gray ones of the Hawk, only to return as by a magnet to the visi-screen, whose five adjoining squares mirrored the whole sweep of space around them.