William Morrison

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artificial gravity n. 1943 ‘W. Morrison’ Light in Darkness in Thrilling Wonder Stories Fall 104/2 When he was about half his usual weight, the artificial gravity went on, and from that time on, there was no further change.
gee n. 2 1954 ‘W. Morrison’ Playground in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Feb. 7 Gravity was low, about a half gee. They'd have a wonderful time running and bouncing around—provided there was no danger.
pre-spaceflight adj. 1952 ‘W. Morrison’ Dragon Army in Fantastic Adventures Nov. 20/2 It was a low-powered atomic jet ship, of the most primitive design, resembling the one-man jets of the pre-spaceflight era.
ray pistol n. 1941 ‘W. Morrison’ Masters of Chance in Thrilling Wonder Stories Aug. 81/2 Jeff rocked back on his heels, stunned as effectively as if someone had batted him over the head with the butt of a ray pistol.
viewplate n. 1956 ‘W. Morrison’ & F. Pohl Head Hunters in Fantastic Universe Jan. 48/1 He could see Drake’s looming ugly helmet over the control board, through the forward view plate.