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Aldebaranian n. 1 1930 E. Hamilton Comet-Drivers in Weird Tales Feb. iii. 189/2 When Gor Han’s deep whisper had ceased we were silent a moment, and surely never did stranger trio crouch in stranger place than we three, earth-man and amphibian Aldebaranian and great fur-clad Betelgeusan, there in the crimson dusk of the comet-city, all about us the pits that held its countless liquid- creatures and above us the glowing red coma which encompassed this world and was driving on toward our galaxy’s doom.
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.
Earthward adj. 1929 E. Hamilton Other Side of the Moon in Amazing Stories Quarterly Fall 530/2 Without that shield above it the air about us would rush forth into the void instantly and leave this far side of the moon as dead and cold and barren as the earthward side!
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.
lifeship n. 1930 E. Hamilton Evans of the Earth-Guard in Air Wonder Stories Apr. 943/1 But I’m afraid that will be a little late. For I waited to make this coup, to gas the crew and stun you, until we were just at this particular position in space. It is the prearranged position, and less than five thousand miles off this space-lane my own rocket and crew are waiting for me. We’re heading toward them now, and before your crew wakes, Evans,we’ll be with them and this rocket will be in their hands. You and your crew won't be harmed, of course--we can set you loose in a life ship near the moon—but this Earth-Guard craft we’ll keep and it should prove highly useful. An ingenious plan, everything considered, don’t you think? Nothing overlooked.
Neptunian n. 2 1930 E. Hamilton Universe Wreckers in Amazing Stories June 276/2 For that reason you have been saved, and have been taught our Neptunian tongue.
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.
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.
spaceboat n. 1928 E. Hamilton Crashing Suns in Weird Tales Aug. 194/1 They had gone out to planet after planet, had conquered the strange atmospheres and bacteria and gravitations, until now the races of man held sway over all the sun’s eight wheeling worlds. And it was from this Earth, a thousand centuries before, that there had ventured out the first discoverers’ crude little space[-]boats, whose faulty gravity-screens and uncertain controls contrasted strangely with the mighty leviathans that flashed between the planets now.
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 lane n. 1928 E. Hamilton Crashing Suns in Weird Tales Aug. 200/2 Though I was peculiarly affected by the strangeness of our position, big Hal Kur was even more so. He had traveled the space-lanes of the solar system for the greater part of his life, and now all of his time-honored rules of interplanetary navigation had been upset by this new cruiser, a craft entirely without gravity-screens, which was flashing from sun to sun propelled by invisible vibrations only.
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 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.
starport n. 1950 E. Hamilton City at World’s End in Startling Stories July 60/1 She and Piers Eglin and Gorr Holl were with him in the official car—a sleek machine, very swift and silent, that carried them from the monster starport to the city itself.
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.
suit phone n. 1931 E. Hamilton Sargasso of Space in Astounding Stories 397/1 As they returned up the dim corridor Kent managed to walk beside Marta Mallen, and, without being seen, he contrived to detach his suit-phone—the compact little radiophone case inside his space-suit’s neck—and slip it into the girl’s grasp. He dared utter no word of explanation, but apparently she understood, for she had concealed the suit-phone by the time they reached the upper-deck.
Vegan n. 1 1930 E. Hamilton Sun People in Weird Tales May iv. 621/2 But most terrible of all in that grim combat was Mirk En. The great octopus-like Vegan had gripped the square’s edge firmly with two of his mighty tentacles, and now with the other seven of those tentacle-arms was gripping cube-creature after cube-creature in the scores that whirled about him, was slamming them down upon the square’s surface with terrific force, his mighty arms cutting paths of death through the throngs that swirled about him.
Vegan adj. 1930 E. Hamilton Sun People in Weird Tales May iv. 622/2 The great Vegan Science Chief uttered an order and in a moment one of our crew had brought from another of the cruiser’s rooms the thought-speech machine, a compact metal cabinet from which five flat metal bands led, ending in shining little clips.
Vestan n. 1942 E. Hamilton World with a Thousand Moons in Amazing Stories Dec. 69/2 ‘I accept your proposition, Mr. Kenniston!’ Gloria declared. ‘We’ll start for Vesta just as soon as you can get the equipment you’ll need loaded on the Sunsprite.’ ‘Gloria, you’re being too hasty,’ protested Hugh Murdock. ‘I’ve heard of this world with a Thousand Moons. There’re stories of queer, unhuman creatures they call Vestans, who infest that asteroid. The danger—’