Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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asteroid field n. 2010 K. K. Rusch Becoming One with the Ghosts in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct.–Nov. 16 An asteroid field where there shouldn’t be one. A star in the proper position, but not at the proper intensity. A planet with two moons instead of the expected three.
beam v. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape xxiv. 238 Janeway had herself, Paris, and Drickel beamed directly to sickbay.
beam v. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape viii. 83 ‘None,’ Chakotay said. ‘Not even trace signatures. They haven’t beamed anywhere and there are no other anomalies out there.’
cloak v. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape x. 110 I don’t think so, Captain. It was almost as if the humanoid cloaked.
commlink n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape i. 7 ‘Both officers on board, Captain.’ Ensign Hoffman’s mellifluous voice sounded tinny through her comm link from the transporter room.
grandfather paradox n. 2013 K. K. Rusch Uncertainty in Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 31 She had a hunch he was simply convincing himself that they couldn’t kill the scientists. Because destroying the scientists from Einstein to Teller would be a modified grandfather paradox. Without those people, there would be no time travel.
holodeck n. 1996 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Klingon xvii. 160 I'll talk to Geordi about the possibility of turning Gowron’s story into a holodeck program to train Federation personnel.
home planet n. 2010 K. K. Rusch Becoming One with the Ghosts in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct.–Nov. 15 The Fleet, everyone knew, originally came from Earth, but so long ago that no one alive had seen the home planet.
jump v. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape iv. 39 She turned to Kim. ‘We had to have done something to trigger this ship to jump. We need to find that trigger.’
laser pistol n. 2015 K. K. Rusch Inhuman Garbage in Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 102 They were going to start a fight in front of the building that would get progressively more violent. And then they'd start shooting up the area with laser pistols.
lifeship n. 2012 ‘K. DeLake’ Assassins in Love xxiv. 142 Interstellar cruisers had learned through their own disasters to have twice the number of emergency lifeships on board than they needed, ostensibly because one part of the ship might be impossible to reach. But in reality, they wanted to show that they had no liability should something go horribly, awfully wrong.
phaser n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape v. 52 ‘Phasers on stun,’ Torres said softly to Kim while not slowing down. ‘Make it back to that ship and hold it secure. Understood?’
phaser n. 1996 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Klingon ix. 74 Dukat sat forward and Kira had the extreme urge to fire a phaser blast at the screen.
planet-bound adj. 2008 K. K. Rusch Room of Lost Souls in Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr.–May 174 He captained a ship, but in the old-fashioned way—not as a hands-on pilot, but as a planetbound owner, who told others what to do.
prime directive n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape xxii. 223 She knew that with the same bone-deep certainty she had had when she had stared in the face of the Prime Directive and decided to strand her people in the Delta Quadrant rather than take the easy route home.
scanner n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape xi. 117 First he used the instrument to scan the plate. Then he swept the scanner over the entire area.
SF/F n. 2006 K. K. Rusch Barbarian Confessions in Asimov’s Science Fiction Sept. 13/2 The impact of Star Wars on SFF writing today—toe what extent is current sf writing influenced by Star Wars and how?
shield n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape i. 7 Every ounce of power B’Elanna could find in the poor, beat-up shuttle she directed at the forward shields, but she knew it would never be enough.
shield n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape i. 5 ‘With the shields at twenty percent, even a small impact could prove disastrous.’ Tuvok spoke the obvious with the sincerity of a man giving a speech before the Federation.
space cruiser n. 2009 K. K. Rusch Spires of Denon in Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr.–May 153 They have a single space cruiser parked in the designated zone. The ship is small and had to have come from a relatively short distance away.
Standard n. 2010 K. K. Rusch Becoming One with the Ghosts in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct.–Nov. 39 I’m not sure what they speak. It sounded familiar when the woman started talking to us, but I couldn’t understand her. I thought at first that she was speaking Standard, but pronouncing it differently, so differently that I had trouble processing it. Then I realized that the words sounded familiar but weren’t familiar.
starfleet n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape xxiv. 240 Torres recognized her own about-face. ‘Believe me, Captain, after this experience, Starfleet looks almost good to me.’
starship n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape xxi. 207 Starship? They called these things starships. The word evoked night skies filled with stars, warm jungle air around him, and birds chirping in nearby trees. Some poetry, then, to these people.
time paradox n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape xxii. 225 And this would not set up a time paradox.
Vulcan n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape xx. 203 Paris glanced at him, then did a double take. The Vulcan actually looked relieved.
warp drive n. 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape i. 10 We are short of most parts, the replicators are functioning only on an emergency basis, and the warp drive is down over fifty percent. Is that a fairly accurate assessment?
xenopsychologist n. 1991 K. K. Rusch Dancers Like Children in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sept. 123 All the other xenopsychologists in the quadrant have specialized in one species or refused to do forensic work. Besides, no one is better at this than you.
xenopsychology n. 1991 K. K. Rusch Dancers Like Children in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sept. 122 I’m not licensed to practice xenopsychology.