Raymond Z. Gallun

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Luna n. 1931 R. Z. Gallun Lunar Chrysalis in Amazing Stories Sept. 528/2 I never regretted my decision to be one of the first men to visit Luna.
space armor n. 1932 R. Z. Gallun Revolt of Star Men in Wonder Stories Quarterly Winter 241/2 It must have been over two hours later that a huge torpedo set in motion by the forces of the Black Emperor, struck the ship. The explosion rolled her completely over, and tore a jagged though not disabling hole in her side. The air puffed out from the control room compartment, but the men who labored so feverishly there, were clad in heavy space armor, and aside from being badly bruised they were unhurt.
spaceboat n. 1931 R. Z. Gallun Atomic Fire in Amazing Stories Apr. 69/2 A door at one end of the tubular chamber that housed the space-boat opened. In a moment the little craft glided gracefully out into the open.
space dock n. 1938 R. Z. Gallun Hotel Cosmos in Astounding Science-Fiction July 142/2 Space Liner Ardis coming in from Planet Five of Antares. Landing at 10:19 p.m. in fourth cradle of Civic Space Docks.
spaceman n. 1932 R. Z. Gallun Revolt of Star Men in Wonder Stories Quarterly Winter 238/1 Why couldn’t these polar fish survive the cold of space? Simply because the protoplasm of their tissues, based on water, would instantly become solid, and in solids as I have said, there can be no real life except perhaps in the form of suspended animation. The Space Men face no such danger, for first, their bodies are protected by this heat-resisting outer covering; and second, the liquid in their veins freezes only at absolute zero, and since it is radio-active—producing heat from within itself—it cannot get that cold even in the void. And that, friends, is the whole stupendous simple explanation.
spaceman n. 1932 R. Z. Gallun Revolt of Star Men in Wonder Stories Quarterly Winter 238/1 I too was dumbfounded when, some five Earth years ago, I first ran across the Space Men out there. (He waved his hand toward the west away from the sun.) But after I had studied them for a time, I knew that there was really nothing very remarkable or impossible about the nature of their living. It is actually quite similar to our own.
viewphone n. 1932 R. Z. Gallun Revolt of Star Men in Wonder Stories Quarterly Winter 228/1 When Shelby reached his apartment, he immediately donned his laboratory smock and set to work. But he had scarcely finished mounting a tiny coil of wire within the hand-grip of his weapon, when the view-phone bell rang insistently. The inventor pulled off his smock and threw it over the materials on his work bench, so that the person at the other end of the view-phone connection, whoever it was, would not be able to see them. Then he snapped the television and audio switches. The mists in the view-plate cleared, and there before him, as real as though he were actually in the room, sat Hekalu Selba. The Martian’s eyes gleamed with suppressed excitement.