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aircab n. 1934 ‘H. Vincent’ Barrier in Amazing Stories Sept. 119/1 Dropping his aircab from the night traffic level and hovering over the place at dawn, Peyton could see nothing about it to justify the fears of his companion.
airlock n. 1930 ‘H. Vincent’ Explorers of Callisto in Amazing Stories Feb. 1001/2 Dowling went to the shop for some tools and Ray and Gary climbed through the circular hatch into a small chamber inside the vessel. This chamber formed an air lock and communicated with the interior through a second circular hatch.
contragravity n. 1929 ‘H. Vincent’ Barton's Island in Amazing Stories Aug. 394/1 The engine room of the Inquisitor was provided with two contra-field generators, each of sufficient power to support the vessel when fully loaded. These generators were of the most improved type, and were connected to fore and aft pole pieces from whence the contra-gravity flux emanated.
Europan n. 1 1930 ‘H. Vincent’ Vagabonds of Space in Astounding Stories of Super-Science Nov. vi. 260/1 A horrible fear assailed him. Fear for the safety of the dainty Europan at his side. He found her hand; covered it protectingly with his own.
Europan n. 2 1930 ‘H. Vincent’ Vagabonds of Space in Astounding Stories of Super-Science Nov. v. 257/1 A tinkling feminine voice from the next room called something in the Europan tongue.
flame pistol n. 1930 ‘H. Vincent’ Explorers of Callisto in Amazing Stories Feb. 1008/1 In a rage he grasped the flame pistol that depended from his belt and trained it on the Lunarians. There was a brilliant spurt of scarlet and one of the attackers was consumed in the angry flame that struck him full in the chest.
gateway n. 1933 ‘H. Vincent’ Wanderer of Infinity in Astounding Stories of Super-Science Mar. 107/1 It is a gateway to your world, a means of contact with your plane of existence for those many vicious hordes that dwell in other planes of the fifth dimension.
graviton n. 1929 ‘H. Vincent’ Barton’s Island in Amazing Stories Aug. 394/1 The engine room of the Inquisitor was provided with two contra-field generators, each of sufficient power to support the vessel when fully loaded…. The basic discovery of the graviton had led Barton to the development of this unique apparatus…. The graviton, be it remembered, was identified by Barton in the laboratory as a close analogy to the magneton, that final element of magnetism whose relation to magnetism is similar to that of the electron to electricity.
gravitonic adj. 1929 ‘H. Vincent’ Barton’s Island in Amazing Stories Aug. 394/2 The graviton, be it remembered, was identified by Barton in the laboratory as a close analogy to the magneton, that final element of magnetism whose relation to magnetism is similar to that of the electron to electricity. Its relation to the earth’s gravity field being determined, it was a logical, though by no means a simple, step to the artificial generation of gravitons, both positive and negative. The method of producing a negative gravitonic field surrounding two poles composed of the metal bartonite was his final development, and the world found itself in the possession of a practical means of getting away from the surface of the earth by the repulsive force of the opposing fields.
needle gun n. 1932 ‘H. Vincent’ Power in Amazing Stories Jan. 876/1 Something flashed bright in his hand, crackling spitefully. A needle-gun!—one of those dread weapons of the war of 2212. [Ibid. 878/2] Scott’s interest as a scientist overcame any possible exception he might otherwise have taken. ‘This new energy…is to be obtained from the atom?’ ‘Yes, but not by its disruption. All we have ever accomplished by destroying the atom is further destruction — of life or of other matter. Witness the sub[-]atomic energy of the needle gun.’
ray pistol n. 1929 ‘H. Vincent’ War of the Planets in Amazing Stories Jan. 885/2 This was accomplished by means of an ancient weapon—the obsolete ray-pistol, you know—and this same weapon later enabled me to get control of the entire vessel.
Titanese n. 1932 ‘H. Vincent’ Creatures of Vibration in Astounding Stories Jan. 22/1 But he saw that its entrance door was open and that the space inside was too small for any of them excepting one of the small stature of the Titanese. It was crammed with machinery. Nazu was the only one of their number who could squeeze into the thing; in fact he alone knew how to operate the queer flying machine.
Titanese adj. 1932 ‘H. Vincent’ Creatures of Vibration in Astounding Stories Jan. 16/2 Carr was first to step from the opened manhole to the soft carpet of the Titanese forest. He found the air cool and crisp, with a tang of ozone assailing his nostrils.
topside adv. 1933 ‘H. Vincent’ When the Comet Returned in Amazing Stories Apr. 12/1 [He] followed with cheerful assurance as Ridge led the way to the topside observatory dome.