Murray Leinster

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first contact n. [ 1935 ‘M. Leinster’ Proxima Centauri in Astounding Stories Mar. 21/2 He had piloted the Adastra to its first contact with the civilization of another solar system. ]
hyperspatial adj. 1934 ‘M. Leinster’ Sidewise in Time in Astounding Science Fiction June 31/1 We assume in some sense the existence of a hyper-space separating the closed spaces; hyper-spatial coördinates which mark their relative hyper-spatial positions.
pocket universe n. 1946 ‘M. Leinster’ Pocket Universes in Thrilling Wonder Stories Fall 80/1 He'd evidently put aside the small contrivance I'd last seen him working on, and he'd made a gadget—a diamagnet or whatever it ought to be called—a thing that closed space around itself in a pocket universe when it was turned on—that was extendible.
pocket universe n. 1946 ‘M. Leinster’ Pocket Universes in Thrilling Wonder Stories Fall 82/2 You used that extensible contrivance, and made a pocket universe that reached from the inside of his baggage to where you were. You absorbed the space between. And you looted his luggage from the inside, took the proceeds and put them in a fund to be used for the progress of Hondagua.
teleportage n. 1936 ‘M. Leinster’ Incredible Invasion in Astounding Stories Nov. 100/1 He wrote books…listing mysterious disappearances and appearances, people vanishing under impossible conditions. He thought it was what he called teleportage—carrying to a distant place.
time fault n. 1934 ‘˜M. Leinster’™ Sidewise In Time in Astounding Stories June 35/2 I intend to camp along a time fault and cross over whenever a time shift brings a Norse settlement in sight.
time fault n. 1934 ‘˜M. Leinster’™ Sidewise In Time in Astounding Stories June 30/1 We've got to get to the edge of one of these blocks that go swinging through time, the edge of what Professor Minott calls a ‘time fault’, and watch it! When the shifts come, we explore as quickly as we can. We've no great likelihood, perhaps, of getting back exactly to our own period.
time-path n. 1934 ‘M. Leinster’ Sidewise in Time in Astounding Stories June 42/1 We've been here for hours, and there’s been no further change in time paths that we've noticed. Is it likely that the scrambling of time and space is ended, sir? If it has, and the time paths stay jumbled, we'll never find our world intact, of course, but we can hunt for colonies, perhaps even cities, of our own kind of people.
transhuman n. [1953 ‘M. Leinster’ in Science Fiction + Dec. 4 (title of story) The Trans-Human.]