1959‘L. del Rey’Mine Host, Mine Adversary in Fantastic Universe Oct. 8/2
The ship must still be equipped with an antique boron-fusion motor; no anti-matter inverter ever made that much racket. But the leap to hyperspeed was smooth, indicating the engineer knew his job.
1976‘L. del Rey’Reference Library in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Feb. 171/1
No Blade of Grass, by John Christopher (Equinox, $1.95, 190 pp.) may be the best of the ‘British disaster’ type of science fiction, classically exemplified by H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Here the disaster is a virus that attacks all grass, including the cereals that provide food for most of mankind.
1942‘L. del Rey’My Name is Legion in Astounding Science Fiction June 72/2
The plenum is—well, the composite whole of all that is and was and will be—it is everything and everywhen, all existing together as a unit, in which time does not move, but simply is, like length or thickness.
1962‘L. del Rey’Thunder in Space in Amazing Stories June 21/1
The little ferry ship used between the ships and the station was still here, too. It could be used to bring the fuel back easily, since it had been equipped with tanks for moving fuel between supply rockets and the balloons.
1963‘L. del Rey’Outpost of Jupiter ii. 28
‘Are there any other stories of alien spacecraft?’ Bob asked finally. ‘I mean, like the old flying saucer accounts we studied in school?’ ‘You studied, maybe,’ Red said. ‘Nobody on the out-planets takes such courses. I thought they’d found out all about the atmospheric disturbances that caused people to think they saw flying discs.’
1955‘L. del Rey’In the Still Waters in Fantastic Universe June 25/1
Zeke and his men like him had built the outplanet colonies and when the blowtorches could go no further ships like the Midas had been the lifeline for all colonization projects beyond Jupiter.
1979‘L. del Rey’World of Science Fiction: 1926–1976 x. 97
‘Locked Out’ is a problem story, dealing with the lone operator of a spaceship who gets locked out while making repairs and has nothing but his simple tool kit to use in finding a way inside.
1969‘L. del Rey’If…and When in Worlds of If July 133/1
[The aliens] haven’t yet found the hyperdrive, discovered three years before on Terra, and our brave Solarians can easily outmaneuvered [sic] them.
1939‘L. del Rey’Luck of Ignatz in Astounding Science-Fiction Aug. 15/1
In an emergency, no group of men on Earth can do the work that a space-crew can turn out in a scant half-hour, and these were all seasoned star-jumpers; to them the lack of gravity was a help rather than a hindrance in the swift completion of the work.
1951‘L. del Rey’Deadliest Female in Worlds Beyond Feb. 29
He looked at her insignia, knowing Spacewomen were never promoted higher than lieutenants—his own rank—since they were automatically retired at thirty-five.
1972‘L. del Rey’Hand at Issue in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 73
He’d still used his ‘spindizzy’ field as a mere means, of course, though to a greater end. But the readers were happy. Not he. He had to go back and write a story of the great engineering study of Jupiter’s gravity that led to the spindizzy.
1939‘L. del Rey’Luck of Ignatz in Astounding Science-Fiction (UK ed.) 4/2
The luckiest man in the star fleet, the Master had been head tester for the new rocket models until the O.M. decided he needed a rest and sent him to Venus.
1952‘L. del Rey’Forgive Us Our Debts in Future Science Fiction Stories May 54/1
He [...] began a report before he reached the control room, coupling in through his suit phone. ‘They have a dozen languages, father—but one of them in the same as the language of the old records! They pronounce it oddly, but on one island they seem to be trying to revive it—they call it English! [...]’
1939‘L. del Rey’Habit in Astounding Science-Fiction Nov. 124/2
The radio signals came through on the ultra-wave every so often, but the pep-talk description of the thrilling contest for endurance racing didn’t mean much when I put it up against the facts.
1970‘L. del Rey’Reading Room in Worlds of If Jan. 157/2
One of the current series that looks least promising turns out to be almost good and certainly worth a look by anyone who likes fantasy of the weird sort. [Ibid. 158/2] Generally, it’s a rather good weird story.