Richard C. Meredith

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bot n. 1969 R. C. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Jan. 130/2 When they got my ship the only part of me that the 'bots were able to get into cold-sleep was my head, shoulders and a part of my spine.
chrononaut n. 1976 R. C. Meredith Run, Come See Jerusalem! (1985) 19 Even though I, as mission chronalnaut, had the final control over all displacement systems, it was good that the systems—and the systems of the all-important propeller unit—were in exact harmony with mine.
cold sleep n. 1969 R. C. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Jan. 130/2 When they got my ship the only part of me that the 'bots were able to get into cold-sleep was my head, shoulders and a part of my spine.
cold sleep v. 1973 R. C. Meredith At Narrow Passage (1975) 107 Trebum is standing by…in case he doesn’t make it. Sol-Jodala will then cold-sleep him and try to revive him in Altheon.
cold sleeper n. 1969 R. C. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Jan. 127/1 The cold-sleepers will stay where they are.
Earthward adj. 1969 R. C. Meredith We All Died At Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Mar. 85/2 Call it a hunch, or call it clairvoyance, call it whatever you like, yet Absolom Bracer somehow knew that they had lasted long enough, somehow new that the single Jillie warship off Breakaway had not been enough to destroy the station, somehow knew that Admiral Mothershed’s report had reached Port Abell and was even then being beamed Earthward.
Earthward adv. 1969 R. C. Meredith We All Died At Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Mar. 85/2 Call it a hunch, or call it clairvoyance, call it whatever you like, yet Absolom Bracer somehow knew that they had lasted long enough, somehow new that the single Jillie warship off Breakaway had not been enough to destroy the station, somehow knew that Admiral Mothershed’s report had reached Port Abell and was even then being beamed Earthward.
force screen n. 1969 R. C. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station (1985) 219 From within the starship human senses could not detect the instantaneous absence of the force screens that had enfolded her, that had deflected and absorbed electromagnetic energy.
ftl adv. 1969 R. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Mar. 73/2 They'll probably stay sub-light… But would it help us to go FTL?
needle v. 1976 R. C. Meredith Run, Come See Jerusalem! 9 I expected to see another boxy chronalcage come shimmering, screaming out of time at any moment, its occupants armed and ready to needle me out—if not kill me outright—and take me back to stand trial.
needler n. 1976 R. C. Meredith Run, Come See Jerusalem! (1985) 24 Fulford’s eyes went back to the sheet of paper, reading it slowly, and while he did, his hand went to the needler stuck in his waistband; an old custom, going back to the days before the Lay Brothers of St. Wilson could afford holsters for their stolen weapons, was this habit of carrying a pistol in the waistband of his trousers.
needler n. 1976 R. C. Meredith Run, Come See Jerusalem! 12 Another locker…disgorged a long, ugly, ornately decorated 8.5mm Weatherby Magnum semiautomatic rifle…and a snub-nosed 4mm Colt Special needler.
nova n. 1969 R.C. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Jan. 19/1 Subspectrum energy is not self-propagating. It does not occur in nature except under the most exceptional conditions, like in the hearts of stars going nova, for example, or in a quasar.
star drive n. 1969 R. C. Meredith We All Died At Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Jan. 11/1 The voice of the Organic Computer, pieced modulations, snips of the sounds of the voice of a man, began counting down the seconds until star drive was cut, until the three starships ceased their motionless motion, ceased micro-jumping through universes, returned to normal and real space-time.
vacsuit n. 1969 R. C. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station ii. 14 Comm Tech Sheila Brandt knelt on the cold, naked stone, cramped and uncomfortable in her vac-suit, and carefully clipped the probes of the meter she held in her hand to a set of terminals on the device embedded in the stone.