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astronavigator n. 1942 R. M. Williams Planet of the Gods in Amazing Stories Dec. 163/2 He looked at the astro-navigator. Ron Val wasn’t angry. Nor was he mutinous. He wasn’t challenging authority. He was just scared.
beam weapon n. 1947 R. M. Williams The Weapon in Amazing Stories July 86/1 They have threatened to begin the systematic destruction of our cities by means of the beam weapon with which their ships are equipped.
disintegrator n. 1940 R. M. Williams Raiders Out of Space in Amazing Stories Oct. 32/1 Just as the door went down they fitted the last piece back into the disintegrator and swung the barrel around. ‘I'll aim.’
porthole n. 1941 R. M. Williams You Ought to be Dead in Amazing Stories Aug. 92/2 The instant he looked through the porthole, a grimy greasy sickness hit him in the stomach. That was what space sickness was: fear. Fear of being in space, a horrible nauseating phobia.
saucerman n. 1950 R. M. Williams This Way Out in Amazing Stories Sept. 108/2 Who is he, Jet? What does he want?… He’s not another saucer man, is he?
starbase n. 1944 R. M. Williams Star Base X in Amazing Stories Sept. 32/1 Star Base X! The thought thundered in Dawson’s mind. Just as Base X, in Labrador, served the needs of the plane communication between the United States and England, this Ahrned base aided them in their communication between the stars. That was why it was here, hidden away in this northland. It was a base facilitating star flight.
time barrier n. 1946 R. M. Williams Man Next Door in Amazing Stories July 164/2 When you tested it, it broke down the time barrier you had erected for protection.
ultradrive n. 1949 R. M. Williams Sound of Bugles in Startling Stories Mar. 76/2 He’s a financier, or something like that. He put up the money to finance Threlkeld’s investigation of the ultra-drive for UN.
warp v. 1938 R. M. Williams Flight of the Dawn Star in Astounding Science-Fiction Mar. 36/1 ‘That warp,’ said Sarl slowly. ‘—was a time warp and not a space warp. You went along with the Sun as it moved, and when you came through again, the stars had shifted and you couldn't recognize them. You thought you had been shifted in space. You had been, of course, but there are an infinite number of spaces, of possible spaces. You were warped into one where time had almost stopped. You took over the time-rate of the space where you were, and over a million years passed. When I couldn't locate your sun, I suspected the truth, and I set the controls on our sun and sent the time factor backward. There is no doubt—’