D. W. Hall

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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.