Robert Abernathy

6 Quotations from Robert Abernathy

light-day n. 1949 R. Abernathy Giants Return in Planet Stories Fall 45/2 One light-day out from Procyon, the thirty-third day by ship’s time since leaving Earth.
Martian n. 2 1947 R. Abernathy Failure on Titan in Planet Stories Winter 63/1 It was a minute before she could command her voice; then she told Paul Gedner what he was, in terms that Leo Chaikoski would never have thought of, in English, Spanish, and Martian.
overdrive n. [1944 R. Abernathy Saboteur of Space in Planet Stories Spring 59/2 When the doctor had escaped gratefully from the Shahrazad’s topsy-turvy gravity, Mury gave power to the overdrive, sent the ship swinging back into a course for the point of intersection with the flight of the power projectile.]
teleport n. 1 1945 R. Abernathy Canal Builders in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 44/1 When we use the teleport, we travel through a sort of interspace between Earth and Mars, in which the distance is insignificant—infinitesimal, so that for practical purposes we have the planets superimposed.
vacuum suit n. 1947 R. Abernathy Failure on Titan in Planet Stories Winter 61/1 He removed the helmet, set it carelessly on the desk-top, and, turning, began to unzip his vacuum suit.
vacuum-suited adj. 1947 R. Abernathy Failure on Titan in Planet Stories Winter 57/2 Two vacuum-suited silhouettes appeared in the lighted airlock and began to clamber down, the first with a self-possessed poise, the other showing signs of a jerky impatience.