Roger MacBride Allen

2 Quotations from Roger MacBride Allen

downtime adj. 2000 R. MacB. Allen Depths of Time (2001) 4 Why hadn’t the Standfast, the downtime ship, sent some sort of alert throughthe shaftlink comm system?… The signal had been flashed from the Standfast to the downtime stationkeeping laser relay.
graser n. [1990 R. M. Allen Ring of Charon iii. 49 Webling had been working for some time on developing a focused beam of gravity wavesβ€”a β€˜graser.’ Like light, gravity was usually radiated in all directions from its source. But, like light, it could be manipulated, focused down into a one-dimensional beam.]