Harry Walton

9 Quotations from Harry Walton

gravity screen n. 1945 H. Walton Schedule in Astounding Science-Fiction June 58/2 ‘The turbos are heatin’. They won’t take any overload on deceleratin’.’ ‘Won’t have to. We’ll cut in the gravity screens in reverse.’
lifeship n. 1940 H. Walton Moon of Exile in Astounding Science-Fiction Aug. 125/1 Sharon was still by the control panel when the lifeship whistled down through the upper reaches of Callisto’s thin atmosphere.
lifeship n. 1941 H. Walton Doom Ship in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 141/1 Pedersen was hauling a bulky, burlap-wrapped package aboard the lifeship—four similar ones lay on the floor just outside the tube.
otherspace n. 1938 H. Walton Below—Absolute! in Astounding Science-Fiction June 26/2 [I]f we’re near the limits of our space, what space is beyond? [...] It can best be designated as other-space. No comparison is possible on a physical basis, since matter, the measuring rod of the space which it bends around itself, is always peculiar to that space and not transferable to an alien continuum. Were you to enter our space, you and your ship would be annihilated.
space dock n. 1945 H. Walton Schedule in Astounding Science-Fiction June 55/2 Jimmy Rodgers swallowed dryly. The bustling scene all around him, the hurrying foot traffic of a great space dock, the fussy activity of automatic unloaders, all seemed suddenly as unreal and absurd as the news Matthews had brought him—alive, moving, noisy, but not actual, like a stereograph sound film.
space field n. 1 1941 H. Walton Subcruiser in Astounding Science-Fiction May 111/2 The laws of three-dimensional space, suspended between herself and normal bodies, were maintained for ship and crew by the artificial space field created by her Rexdallians.
space tan n. 1945 H. Walton Schedule in Astounding Science-Fiction June 65/1 Under his space tan the blood seemed to recede from Matthews' face.
subspace n. 1941 H. Walton in Astounding Science-Fiction May 111/1 Plastoid ports showed only the dead, tangible blackness of subspace; Sun, stars and planets were snuffed into nothingness.
teleport n. 1 1944 H. Walton Boomerang in Astounding Science Fiction June 119/2 Of course, a teleport paid for itself in a place like this, which most pillars of society would rather not be seen coming to or leaving. If you were on the City Enforcement League, like Samuel Sporn, it was especially nice to be able to enter a cubicle in your apartment and step out here with none the wiser.