Randall Garrett

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Randall Garrett

7 Quotations from Randall Garrett

dropshaft n. 1957 R. Garrett Devil’s World in Imaginative Tales July 84/2 He caught the dropshaft and spun downward to the ground level. There, he entered the lock and donned a breathingsuit.
galactic n. 1 1963 ‘S. McKettrig’ A World by the Tale in Analog Science Fact–Science Fiction Oct. 1 As far as the Galactics were concerned, Earth was a little backwater planet that was of no importance. Nothing manufactured on the planet was of any use to Galactics.
light n. 1 1954 R. Garrett Time Fuze in If Mar. 68/2 The ship had only been provisioned to go to Alpha Centauri, scout the system without landing on any of the planets, and return. At ten lights, top speed for the ultradrive, it would take better than three months to get back.
Sirian n. 1 1961 R. Garrett Random Choice in Fantastic Mar. 47/1 ‘Oh, the ship is definitely slowing down,’ said the Sirian.
superspace n. 1954 R. Garrett Time Fuze in Worlds of If Mar. 69/2 What we know about the hyperspace, or superspace, or whatever it is we move through in ultradrive is almost nothing.
teleporter n. 1 1960 ‘M. Phillips’ Out Like a Light in Astounding Science Fact & Fiction June 153/2 It doesn’t do much good to know where a teleporter is, Malone thought. But it’s extremely handy to know where he’s going to be. And if you also know what he plans to do when he gets where he’s going, you've got an absolute lead-pipe cinch to work with.
visiphone n. 1963 ‘M. Phillips’ Impossibles 112 He inclined his head in as courtly a bow as he could manage over a visiphone. ‘I am deeply honored,’ he said, ‘that Your Majesty has called on me. Is there any way in which I might be of service?’