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android n. 1940 E. Hamilton Captain Future & Space Emperor in Captain Future Winter 17/2 It was a manlike figure, but one whose body was rubbery, boneless-looking, blank-white in color…. Following this rubbery android, or synthetic man, came another figure, equally as strange—a great metal robot.
beam weapon n. 1936 E. Hamilton Mutiny on Europa in Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec. 70/1 We could see an officer inside, checking the racks of beam-weapons.
disruptor n. 1949 E. Hamilton Star Kings (1975) 147 Do you dream he can conquer the Empire when we have the Disruptor to use in case of necessity?
earthborn adj. 1961 E. Hamilton City at World's End xii. 90 We are Earth-born.
Earth-type adj. 1 1941 E. Hamilton Son Two Worlds in Thrilling Wonder Stories Aug. 28/2 Most of these Martians wore Earth-type synthesuits of somber hues.
energy gun n. 1947 E. Hamilton Star of Life in Startling Stories Jan. 26/1 The energy-guns were in effect small generators capable of ejecting concentrated streams of protons.
force beam n. 1930 E. Hamilton Comet-Drivers in Weird Tales Feb. 175/2 If we can reach the great oncoming comet, can penetrate through its deadly coma to the solid nucleus at its center, can deflect that nucleus with our force-beams before the twelfth day ends, we will have turned the great comet aside, will have saved the galaxy itself from death.
force beam n. 1929 E. Hamilton Other Side of the Moon in Amazing Stories Quarterly Fall 522/2 I think it will be soon that the invasion will come, that their great cylinders will flash down their mighty force-beam to earth.
galactographer n. 1965 E. Hamilton in Amazing Stories Apr. 24/2 Early galactographers had defined it as that part of the galaxy which lay between the eastern and southern kingdoms, and the edge of the island-universe.
galactographic adj. 1969 E. Hamilton Horror from Magellanic in Amazing Stories May 11/1 Is there some place here where we can make some galactographic computations?
galactography n. 1973 E. Hamilton Shores of Infinity in Thrilling Science Fiction Aug. 21/1 Gordon remembered his galactography well enough to realize that every realm represented here lay near the Marches of Outer Space.
gravity screen n. 1926 E. Hamilton Across Space in Weird Tales Oct. 528/1 With all their advance in science, they had lost the secret of the space-ships, the gravity screen.
home galaxy n. 1936 E. Hamilton Cosmic Quest in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 36/1 So far was I now around the curve of the cosmos-sphere that long ago I had lost all sight of my home galaxy.
Jovian n. 2 [1932 E. Hamilton Conquest of Two Worlds in Wonder Stories Feb. 1052/1 Halkett had learned the Jovian language and proved a good ambassador.]
Martian n. 2 1957 E. Hamilton World of Never-Men in Imaginative Tales July 7/1 ‘Come out of there,’ he said in rapid Martian.
matter-transmitting adj. 1931 E. Hamilton Monsters of Mars in Astounding Stories Apr. 12/2 You built the matter-transmitting and receiving station on earth that was the one thing needed for our plan.
midspace n. 1932 E. Hamilton Conquest of Two Worlds in Wonder Stories Feb. 1048/1 Drake’s expedition proved a classic in disaster. Two of his ten rockets perished in mid-space in a meteor swarm. Many of the men in the other rockets were struck down by the malign combination of the weightlessness, the unsoftened ultra-violet rays, and the terrific glare and gloom of mid-space.
midspace n. 1929 E. Hamilton Outside the Universe in Weird Tales July 49/1 Our whole ship suddenly spun crazily in mid-space.
mutant n. 1938 E. Hamilton He That Hath Wings in Weird Tales July 72/1 Muller, of the University of Texas, has demonstrated that gene-patterns can be greatly altered by radiation, and that the offspring of parents so treated will differ greatly from their parents in bodily form. That accident produced an entirely new gene-pattern in the parents of this child, one which developed their child into a winged human. He’s what biologists technically call a mutant.
mutation n. [ 1931 E. Hamilton Man Who Evolved in Wonder Stories Apr. 1269/2 For it is the cosmic rays, beating upon every living organism on earth, that cause the profound changes in the structure of those organisms which we call mutations. ]
Neptunian n. 1946 E. Hamilton Outlaw World in Startling Stories Winter 30/1 The place was packed with the most motley, hard-bitten interplanetary throng that could be assembled in the System. Jovians, Venusians, Neptunians, Earthmen, and men of every other planet, all of them wearing weapons and all of them drinking and carousing with equally hard-eyed women.
planetless adj. 1929 E. Hamilton Outside the Universe in Weird Tales July 66/1 Directly ahead of us, though, there flamed a small crimson sun, a dying, planetless star not far inward from the Cancer cluster.
ray projector n. 1928 E. Hamilton Crashing Suns in Weird Tales Sept. 382/1 My own flagship and the designated few agreed on were dipping swiftly toward the great tower-platform, where stood the ray-projector which we had fought our way from universe to universe to reach.
rocketman n. 1931 E. Hamilton Creatures of the Comet in Weird Tales Dec. 632/1 Space-struck, both of them…. But I never heard of even a nutty rocket-man who would monkey with a comet!
shuttlecraft n. 1967 E. Hamilton Weapon From Beyond 150 They marched across the blowing sand and into the golden shuttle-craft that would take them to the rescue ship.
space bronzed adj. 1940 E. Hamilton Revolt on the Tenth World in Amazing Stories Nov. 60/1 Jimmy Crane’s voice was hoarse with passion, his worn, space-bronzed young face quivering.
space explorer n. 1945 E. Hamilton Inn Outside World in My Best Science Fiction Story 92 Loring, the space-explorer, looked anxiously at the bald Greek next him.
space law n. 1942 E. Hamilton World with a Thousand Moons in Amazing Stories Dec. 87/1 "But just to shoot them down!" said Gloria horrifiedly. "I won’t stand for that!" Murdock took her by the arm. "It’s space law, Gloria," he told her earnestly. "You'd better go back into the ship."
spacemanship n. 1947 E. Hamilton Star of Life in Startling Stories Jan. 25/2 Rab Quobba and little Tammas stayed when Wilson had gone, and Hammond plied them with eager questions about the spacemanship of this age.
space patrol n. 1930 E. Hamilton Evans of the Earth-Guard in Air Wonder Stories Apr. 906/1 If he was a space-pirate, he was not one like the earlier space-buccaneers whose atrocities had roused a fury that had swept them out of existence… By the end of his week of relief Evans’ nerves were ragged and he was longing for the peacefulness of the space patrol.
space pirate n. 1930 E. Hamilton Evans of the Earth-Guard in Air Wonder Stories Apr. 906/1 If he was a space-pirate, he was not one like the earlier space-buccaneers whose atrocities had roused a fury that had swept them out of existence. He was, if anything, a gentleman-corsair of the void.
space rocket n. 1932 E. Hamilton in Amazing Stories Oct. 578 (title) Space Rocket Murders
space sailor n. 1942 E. Hamilton World with a Thousand Moons in Amazing Stories Dec. 66/2 Earthmen were fairly numerous in this main port of the planet. Swaggering space-sailors, prosperous-looking traders and rough meteor-miners made up the most of them. There were a few tourists gaping at the grotesque old black stone buildings, and under a krypton-bulb at a corner, two men in the drab uniform of the Patrol stood eyeing passersby sharply. Kenniston breathed more easily when he and the Jovian had passed the two officers without challenge.
spacesickness n. 1932 E. Hamilton in Wonder Stories Feb. 1048/1 This space-sickness had put about a half of Drake’s men out of usefulness, Halkett and Burnham among them, when his eight rockets swung in to land near the Martian equator.
spacewalker n. 1930 E. Hamilton Universe Wreckers in Amazing Stories June 254/1 Four space-walkers, specially designed to be used by the men outside of the space-flier in interplanetary space in case of an emergency, are also included among the accessories.
spacewalker n. 1930 E. Hamilton Universe Wreckers in Amazing Stories May 111/1 Also attached to hooks on the walls were the four space-walkers that had been constructed for us to enable us to venture outside of the flier into airless space, if necessary.
space yacht n. 1931 E. Hamilton Sargasso of Space in Astounding Stories Sept. 400/2 They moved on to the next ship, a private space-yacht, small in size, but luxurious in fittings.
starfarer n. [1945 ‘B. Sterling’ Red Sun of Danger in Startling Stories Spring 21/1 The man Rab Cain got away—took passage in the Starfarer, the emigrant ship bound for Arkar.]
starship n. 1947 E. Hamilton Star of Life in Startling Stories Jan. 24/2 In each solar system there are a handful of Vramen who keep constant check, by means of super-radiolocator devices, over every star-ship that arrives at or departs from that system.
star system n. 1929 E. Hamilton Within the Nebula in Weird Tales May 599/1 He was of the race of Canopus, natives of this giant star-system.
suited adj. 1967 E. Hamilton Weapon From Beyond 99 He looked at Chane…and considered what would happen if he dropped him out of a hatchway, suited and attached to a signal flare.
superpower n. 1952 E. Hamilton in Superman May—June 1 (in figure) Superman, mighty man of steel whose super-powers have conquered catastrophes and wrecked wrong-doers!
system-wide adj. 1940 E. Hamilton Three Planeteers in Startling Stories Jan. 59/1 The system-wide demand for them was responsible for the fact that slith-hunting was a profession on this world.