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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.
home sun n. 1954 R. Garrett Time Fuze in Worlds of If Mar. 70/2 A little more than half a light year from Sol, when the ship reached the point where its occupants could see the light that had left their home sun more than seven months before, they watched it become suddenly, horribly brighter.
insectoidal adj. 1956 ‘R. Randall’ Promised Land in Astounding Science Fiction Aug. 29/2 The Mountains of the Morning were barren—devoid of all life except lichen and small insectoidal creatures.
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.
teleport n. 2 1960 ‘M. Phillips’ Occasion for Disaster in Analog Science Fact & Fiction Nov. 41/2 He’d found telepaths in insane asylums, and teleports among the juvenile delinquents of New York.
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.
time crime n. 1956 ‘I. Jorgensen’ Trip to Anywhen in Amazing Stories 110/2 When time travel was invented, a whole new set of laws was promulgated to cover it. One such law is this: time crime cannot be punished by my own century. Time crime must always be tried and punished by the laws of the century visited.
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?’
xenologist n. 1960 ‘D. Gordon’ Mercenaries Unlimited in Fantastic Universe Feb. 40/2 A small, wiry man named Dr. Theodore Reiner had been hobnobbing with certain members of the New Boston Academy of Sciences, concentrating mainly on friendships with archeologists [sic], xenologists, and linguists.