Lois McMaster Bujold

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commlink n. 1986 L. M. Bujold Shards of Honor (1991) 8 She heard the crackle of a nerve disruptor as she pitched backward into the ravine, stunner and comm link flying from her hands.
commlink n. 1989 L. M. Bujold Brothers in Arms 28 ‘I'll see that Commander Quinn gets a secured comm link before she leaves. As a matter of fact,’ he touched his comconsole, ‘Sergeant Barth?’ he spoke into it.
corpsicle n. 1986 L. M. Bujold Shards of Honor in Cordelia’s Honor (1999) 245 He took a breath, and let it out carefully. ‘I see. I guess you would get—pretty hardened, after a while. Is it true you guys call them corpse-sicles?’ ‘Some do,’ she admitted. ‘I don’t.’
dirtside adv. 1994 L. M. Bujold Mirror Dance i. 19 The third crate, smaller than the second, proved to contain a set of half-armor, lacking built-in weapons and not meant for space, but rather for dirtside combat under normal or near-normal pressure, temperature, and atmospheric conditions.
disruptor n. 1986 L. M. Bujold Shards of Honor (1991) 8 She heard the crackle of a nerve disruptor as she pitched backward into the ravine, stunner and comm link flying from her hands.
fleet n. 2016 L. M. Bujold Gentleman Jole & the Red Queen i. 6 The entire Barrayaran Imperial fleet, and by extension this station, kept Vorbarr Sultana time, which unfortunately did not mesh with that of the colonial capital below, as the two planets had, among other things, different day lengths.
force screen n. 1994 L. M. Bujold Mirror Dance (1995) 428 Something just dropped the building’s force screen.
Frankenstein complex n. 1987 L. M. Bujold Falling Free in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Dec. 30/2 Mr. Graf, you’re still disturbed. You sure you’re not harboring just a little of the old Frankenstein complex about all this? It’s all right to admit it to me - in fact, I want you to talk about it.
gravitic adj. 1990 L. M. Bujold Vor Game (1993) 268 The up-and-coming weapon for ship-to-ship fighting in the last couple of years seemed to be the gravitic imploder lance, a modification of tractor-beam technology; variously-designed artificial-gravity shields were still lagging behind in protection from it.
groundcar n. 1986 L. M. Bujold Shards of Honour (1988) 223 With the doctor on one side and her mother on the other, she dwelt in Vorkosigan’s kiss all during the long walk to her mother’s ground car.
groundcar n. 1991 L. M. Bujold Barrayer 284 Not north toward their goal, but due south first, by groundcar into the next loyal District.
jump drive n. 1986 L. M. Bujold Warrior's Apprentice (1990) 167 The body of the jump drive, as the pilot and his viral control circuitry was its nervous system, was the pair of Necklin field generator rods that ran from one end of the ship to the other.
jump pilot n. 1988 L. M. Bujold Falling Free 22 The monster cargo jumpers were hardly more than a pair of Necklin field generator rods in their protective housings so positioned as to be fitted around a constellation of pod bundles, a bracketing pair of normal space thruster arms, and a small control chamber for the jump pilot and his neurological headset.
jump pilot n. 1988 L. M. Bujold Falling Free 22 Each Jump pilot, neurologically wired to his ship to navigate the wavering realities of wormhole space, made two hops a day, inbound to Rodeo with empty pod bundles and back out again with cargo, followed by a day off; two months on duty followed by a month’s unpaid but compulsory gravity leave, usually financially augmented with shuttle duties.
jumpship n. 1998 L. M. Bujold Komarr 102 We went on a jumpship, to come here. It was a Vorsmythe Dolphin-class 776 with quadruple-vortex out-board control nacelles and dual norm-space thrusters and a crew of twelve.
laser cannon n. 1998 L. M. Bujold Komarr xv. 214 Just like swatting flies with a laser cannon. The aim’s a bit tricky, but it sure takes care of the flies.
outworlder n. 2012 L. M. Bujold Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance xvi. 260 ‘Imperial Regent for sixteen years, you know, when Emperor Gregor was a minor,’ Byerly charitably glossed for her outworlder benefit. ‘All of the work, none of the perks.’
posthuman adj. 2002 L. M. Bujold Diplomatic Immunity 191 At the core are the haut lords, who are, in effect, one giant genetics experiment in producing the post-human race.
slidewalk n. 1986 L. M. Bujold Warrior's Apprentice (1997) 88 ‘It was my understanding, my lord,’ said Bothari severely as they left Daum’s hotel for the slidewalk, ‘that Pilot Officer Mayhew here was to transport your cargo’.
space v. 2 1990 L. M. Bujold Vor Game 171 Oser…studied Miles in silence for a full minute. At last one hand fell open, to point at the guard, who straightened attentively. ‘Space them,’ Oser ordered.
suited adj. 2002 L. M. Bujold Diplomatic Immunity 266 The retreating suited figure raised a hand in acknowledgment.
tractor n. 1986 L. M. Bujold Shards of Honor (1988) 269 The doctor attached a ’scope to his shoulder, and went fishing for the short circuit with a delicate surgical hand tractor.
tractor beam n. 1990 L. M. Bujold Vor Game (1993) 268 The up-and-coming weapon for ship-to-ship fighting in the last couple of years seemed to be the gravitic imploder lance, a modification of tractor-beam technology; variously-designed artificial-gravity shields were still lagging behind in protection from it.
unsuit v. 1987 L. M. Bujold Falling Free in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Dec. 44/1 Later, as his students unsuited in the equipment locker, laughingand joking as they cleaned and stored their work suits, Leo drifted over to the silent and pale Tony.
vessel n. 1986 L. M. Bujold Warrior's Apprentice (1992) 102 Upon emergence into Tau Verde local space, all vessels will be approached and boarded for inspection.
warship n. 2016 L. M. Bujold Gentleman Jole & the Red Queen xiii. 253 He stared around one last time at the creaky old warship as they all started to make their way to the flex tubes.