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Anglic n. 1950 P. Anderson & G. Dickson Trespass! in Fantastic Stories Quarterly Spring 133/2 I be—are—am trying to talkest archaic Anglic—Englishk—for the benefit of the Dark Age mind.
downtime adv. 1972 P. Anderson There Will Be Time (1973) 51 He would take certain stamps and coins uptime and sell them to dealers; he would go downtime with a few aluminum vessels, which were worth more than gold.
farside n. 1958 P. Anderson We Have Fed Our Sea in Astounding Science Fiction Aug. 24/2 ‘You must go to the Moon quite often.’… Maclaren nodded. ‘Mount Ambarzumian Observatory, on Farside.’
gee n. 2 1951 P. Anderson Tiger by the Tail in Planet Stories Jan. 40/2 He was humanoid to a high degree, perhaps somewhat stockier than Terrestrial average—and come to think of it, the artificial gravity was a little higher than one gee—and with very white skin, long tawny hair and beard, and oblique violet eyes.
genetic engineer n. 1954 P. Anderson Big Rain in Astounding Science Fiction Oct. 22/2 Meanwhile giant pulverizers were reducing barren stone and sand to fine particles which would be mixed with fertilizers to yield soil; and the genetic engineers were evolving still other strains of life which could provide a balanced ecology; and the water units were under construction.
gravity well n. 1955 P. Anderson Snows of Ganymede in Startling Stories Winter 52/1 They were aiming only to get off a small world with negligible air resistance, and not even to leave its gravity well entirely.
slugthrower n. 1962 P. Anderson Progress in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan. 119/1 Alisabeta crouched in the starboard slugthrower turret.
sophont n. 1966 P. Anderson Trouble Twisters (1967) 56 Likewise with the psychology of intelligent species. Most sophonts indeed possess basic instincts which diverge more or less from man’s. With those of radically alien motivations we have little contact.
star drive n. 1948 P. Anderson Genius in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. 25/1 They’ll know the principles of the star drive in a few more generations, and invent a faster-than-light engine almost at once!
starfaring adj. 1960 P. Anderson High Crusade (1982) xiii. 78 Their skirmishes with rival starfaring nations were mostly aerial.
sublight adv. 1966 P. Anderson Sun Invisible in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Apr. 134/1 They’d also go sublight, and home on the neutrino emission of his power plant.
time hopper n. 1 1955 P. Anderson Time Patrol in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May 21/1 Everard swung onto the time hopper, set the controls for 464 a.d. at Addleton Barrow, a summer midnight, and threw the switch.
ultradrive n. 1951 P. Anderson Tiger by Tail in Planet Stories Jan. 38/1 He grew aware of the thrum and quiver which meant he was aboard a spaceship running on ultra[-]drive.
uptime adv. 1972 P. Anderson There Will Be Time (1973) 51 He would take certain stamps and coins uptime and sell them to dealers.