L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

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disruptor n. 1988 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. In Endless Twilight 159 Gerswin shifted the heavy-duty disruptor to distribute the weight differently and continued trudging toward the center of the rebel camp… ‘You there.’ Gerswin ignored the voice. ‘You with the 'ruptor!’
fresher n. 1989 L. E. Modesitt Jr. Ecolitan Operation 292 Trying to lift a shuttle on a high gee curve with a full bladder was likely to be uncomfortable, if not fatal. He sighed as he located the fresher and sprinted for it.
gee n. 1 1989 L. E. Modesitt Jr. Ecolitan Operation 292 Trying to lift a shuttle on a high gee curve with a full bladder was likely to be uncomfortable, if not fatal. He sighed as he located the fresher and sprinted for it.
gee n. 1 1989 L. E. Modesitt Jr. Ecolitan Operation 328 He sat back, bouncing in his straps in the null gee, then wiped his forehead and leaned forward to reestablish a minimal gee in the courier for as long as the energy lasted.
jumpship n. 1988 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. In Endless Twilight 72 Diminishing returns? A jumpship is certainly an example of diminishing returns for a small system. But I wouldn’t advocate doing away with them.
multisystem adj. 2007 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Elysium Commission xxv. 177 I’ll have to ask Krij what she thinks, but it looks to me like they’re trying to expand into true multisystem operations.
nova v. 1993 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Timegod in Timegods' World (2000) 465 Freyda still wanted to sun-tunnel the planet or nova the sun. Odin Thor wanted to send the whole Temporal Guard back with thunderbolts.
off-planet n. 1989 L. E. Modesitt Ecolitan Operation xxii. 130 ‘You from Parundia?’ ‘A bit farther than that, I'm afraid.’ ‘Off-planet?’ He nodded.
planetside adj. 1988 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. In Endless Twilight 213 Gerswin ignored the Imperial byplay, since neither corvette could fire again without risking planetside damage.
pseudo-grav n. 1999 L. E. Modesitt Gravity Dreams (2000) 331 Because the pseudograv is too low and because centrifugal force substitutes for gravity?
starfleet n. 1996 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Adiamante 63 Control had once been the central operations focus for the starfleets of the Rebuilt Hegemony, and had hummed with activity.
suit up v. 1989 L. E. Modesitt Jr. Ecolitan Operation 328 He took a deep breath and relaxed. But only for an instant. ‘All right. Let’s suit up.’
trideo n. 1997 L. E. Modesitt Ecolitan Enigma 71 ‘Living happily ever after doesn’t work as easily as the trideos say,’ she offered with a smile.
vibroknife n. 2003 L. E. Modesitt Ethos Effect xiv. 85 The first man—blocky and young—had a vibroknife. Van slammed that aside and twisted the heel of his boot through the would-be attacker’s knee. The crunch was sickening. Van twisted the man’s wrist and upper arm, with another snap, and the vibroknife dropped to the stone walk.
vidscreen n. 1988 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. In Endless Twilight 32 Hylerion was not listed. Period. The generals were, but only by name, with just a vidscreen drop number for messages.