Algis Budrys

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Bradburyesque adj. 1976 A. Budrys in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May 28/2 What is thought of now as typically Bradburyesque writing.
Campbellian adj. 1989 A. Budrys Books in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction July 29/1 SF descended from Campbellian ‘modern’ SF—which is, still, what U.S. SF is in large part—could use practitioners well acquainted with descriptive-fiction techniques and technical standards.
earthling n. 1993 A. Budrys Hard Landing 100 Furthermore, I did not know if an un-Earthling had ever previously been encountered, but that did not mean much; you can trust any branch of the service above a certain level of rank to keep its secrets.
earthman n. 1993 A. Budrys Hard Landing 125 Suddenly I realized I had been down on this planet less than a day, and already I was more Earthman than not.
earth people n. 1976 A. Budrys To Civilize in Galactic Empires Vol. II 70 He could not let the Galactics depart and leave him without an answer. He pushed himself back from the rail and slid rapidly down the ramp to the room where the Earthpeople were. Here, too, there was silence; even the children were quiet. The Galactics sat in rows on benches, facing each other across the narrow aisles.
Earthside adj. 1956 A. Budrys Mechanical Man in Fantastic Universe June 6/2 The Service hoes a hard row, Earthside. Your work makes it a little bit easier.
Earthside adv. 1956 A. Budrys Mechanical Man in Fantastic Universe June 6/2 The Service hoes a hard row, Earthside. Your work makes it a little bit easier.
fandom n. 1952 A. Budrys in Planet Stories Nov. 111/1 But remember that all of organized fandom is a little grain of sand on the shore of a more or less mighty ocean of greenbacks.
fandom n. 1952 A. Budrys in Planet Stories Nov. 111/1 So quit trying to say that fandom could bring more than moral pressure on an editor.
fanmag n. 1952 A. Budrys in Planet Stories Nov. 111/1 The advertising value of fanzines to promags is negligible, for the simple reason that anyone in sufficient contact with STF to read fanmags knows all about the prozines.
fanzine n. 1952 A. Budrys in Planet Stories Nov. 111/1 The advertising value of fanzines to promags is negligible, for the simple reason that anyone in sufficient contact with STF to read fanmags knows all about the prozines.
fen n. 1952 A. Budrys in Planet Stories Nov. 111/1 The laugh’s on the non-fen for supporting space devoted to activities completely unconnected with their interests.
hyperspatial adj. 1957 A. Budrys War Is Over in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 135/2 Engines and hyperspatial generator functioning erratically, and ship definitely off course, though navigation at present impossible.
imaginative adj. 1969 A. Budrys in Benchmarks (1985) 235 In science fiction, or in any other class of imaginative literature, we tend to equate notability and serial complexity.
jump v. 1954 A. Budrys Deckplate Blues in Fantastic Universe Mar. 122/2 In another moment the Baltimore would….have to jump back into hyperspace.
kiloyear n. 1954 A. Budrys End of Summer in Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 27/1 There was nothing that said he had to reach a decision right this minute. He’d waited ten kiloyears. It could wait a little longer.
plane n. 1980 A. Budrys Books in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar. 47/2 A society in harmonious tune with the Universe, capable of perceiving multiple planes of existence, travelling at multiples of the speed of light.
pocket universe n. 1966 A. Budrys Galaxy Bookshelf in Galaxy Mag. Aug. 190/2 The writer is not allowed to bring in moral judgments, what ‘everyone knows’ about the condition of the world or dogma of any sort. His characters may of course believe in these things, or they would not seem like people; but no individual who sets out to create a pocket universe is allowed the luxury of evading his responsibilities behind a bunch of mere words, no matter how skillfully spoken or how comforting their message.
probability world n. 1958 A. Budrys Never Meet Again in Infinity Science Fiction Mar. 33/2 He had suspected that the probability world his apparatus could most easily adjust him for would be one in which Germany had lost the war.
promag n. 1952 A. J. Budrys Letter in Planet Stories Nov. 111/1 The advertising value of fanzines to promags is negligible, for the simple reason that anyone in sufficient contact with STF to read fanmags knows all about the prozines.
prozine n. 1952 A. Budrys in Planet Stories Nov. 111/1 The advertising value of fanzines to promags is negligible, for the simple reason that anyone in sufficient contact with STF to read fanmags knows all about the prozines.
pulp science fiction n. 1975 A. Budrys in Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov. 52/2 That is to repudiate pulp SF entirely, and launch oneself full-blown from the brow of (rarely) Wells, (usually) Huxley, and (increasingly) Lewis (C. S., not Sinclair).
pulp science fiction n. 1976 A. Budrys in Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan. 23/2 Otherwise, in a rather short time everything we ‘know’ about pulp SF will be secondhand inferences and adumbrations by earnest, painstaking, unempathetic, style-deaf, obtuse people.
starfaring adj. 1983 A. Budrys Books in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction July 34/2 The frequently resorted-to setting of a war between humans and a totally alien starfaring race.
starfaring adj. 1993 A. Budrys Hard Landing 61 None of us—not even poor, lonely Selmon, who actually knew something about what goes on inside a starfaring engine—is going to try to help with that.
stfcon n. 1952 A. Budrys Letter in Planet Stories Nov. 111/1 If the mat for the liver pill ad comes in, out goes the stfcon publicity.
thud and blunder n. 1976 A. Budrys Books in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Feb. 51/2 Perhaps conscious that someone might then mistake Bulmer for a thud-and-blunder writer, Equinox describe this as a ‘classic novel which was the first to incorporate the ideas of undersea farming,’ an assertion which will be of some interest to Arthur C. Clarke.
tractor ray n. 1958 A. Budrys Edge of Sea in Venture Science Fiction Mar. 22/1 The thing in the water stirred, and they could see the rocks move. ‘Tractor rays,’ the professor said in a husky voice. ‘Theoretically impossible.’
worldcon n. 1952 A. Budrys Letter in Planet Stories Nov. 111/1 Newspaper publicity for a worldcon is ludicrous.
xenoanthropology n. 1966 A. Budrys in Galaxy Oct. 155/2 Anderson’s is about xenathropology, politics and moral courage.
xenolinguist n. 1955 A. Budrys Strange Room in Fantastic Universe Jan. 70/1 'I can prove it,' the xenolinguist said, still softly.