Robert J. Sawyer

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airlock n. 2005 R. J. Sawyer Mindscan xxx. 218 Then we cycled through the airlock, which happened to be adjacent to the pad where the moonbuses landed.
dayside n. 2005 R. J. Sawyer Mindscan xiii. 89 I watched as the nightside part of Earth—lenticular in this perspective, like a cat’s black pupil abutting the blue crescent of the dayside—kissed the gray lunar horizon.
inner space n. 1999 R. J. Sawyer in Interzone (#149) Nov. 30/3 The best of Canadian sf is just as much about the interior lives of ordinary people as is the best of mainstream literature. Americans have a space programme, and so maybe it makes sense for them to explore outer space; we Canadians don’t, and so perhaps its [sic] natural that we’ve turned to inner space.
moon base n. 2005 R. J. Sawyer Mindscan xi. 83 The Immortex staffer had been wise to warn us: the moonbase here was utilitarian at best—it felt like the inside of a submarine.
moon ship n. 2005 R. J. Sawyer Mindscan xI. 80 We transferred from the spaceplane to the moonship, a metallic arachnid designed only for use in vacuum.
nearside n. 2005 R. J. Sawyer Mindscan xiii. 90 Earth was fiercely bright against the black sky; if the moon had an atmosphere, Earthsets—only visible from a moving vehicle, since at all locations on nearside, the Earth hung motionless in the sky—would have been spectacular.
nightside adj. 2005 R. J. Sawyer Mindscan xiii. 89 I watched as the nightside part of Earth—lenticular in this perspective, like a cat’s black pupil abutting the blue crescent of the dayside—kissed the gray lunar horizon.
overmind n. 1999 R. J. Sawyer Factoring Humanity xxxiii. 278 ‘To build the machine.’ ‘What machine?’ She opened her mouth slightly, then exhaled, feeling her cheeks puff out as she did so. ‘A machine to access…the overmind.’ Kyle tilted his head, stunned. ‘The aliens…that was what they were trying to tell us. Individuality is an illusion; we're all part of a greater whole.’
spaceport n. 2005 R. J. Sawyer Mindscan viii. 59 When I was a kid, I never thought Toronto would have a spaceport. But now almost every city did, at least potentially.
space suit n. 2005 R. J. Sawyer Mindscan xxx. 217 It used to be, I'm told, that spacesuits had to be custom built for each user, but new adaptive fabrics made that unnecessary.
videophone n. 2005 R. J. Sawyer Mindscan xxxiv. 246 The videophone was signaling an incoming call.