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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.
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.]
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.
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. ]
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.
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 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.
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.]