Murray Leinster

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atmosphere suit n. 1948 ‘M. Leinster’ Space-Can in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 119/1 He put on a light atmosphere-suit and went out the lock.
first contact n. 1945 ‘M. Leinster’ First Contact in Astounding Science Fiction May 12/1 He released the button. He looked suddenly old. The first contact of humanity with an alien race was a situation which had been foreseen in many fashions, but never one quite so hopeless of solution as this.
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.
off-planet n. 1959 ‘M. Leinster’ Pirates of Ersatz in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 19/1 Its ambassador was the only person Hoddan coudl even imagine as listeningto him, and that because he came from off-planet, as Hoddan did.
overdrive n. 1945 ‘M. Leinster’ First Contact in Astounding Science Fiction May 9/2 It was a light-year-and-a-half from the edge of the nebula to the neighborhood of the double star which was its heart. That was the problem. A nebula is a gas. It is so thin that a comet’s tail is solid by comparison, but a ship traveling on overdrive—above the speed of light—does not want to hit even a merely hard vacuum.
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.
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 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.