George R. R. Martin

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neopro n. 1986 G. R. R. Martin Howard Who? in Howard Who? 3 Hot young writers were popping up all over the Lone Star State, and selling stories to every contemporary market, large and small. The brilliant Tom Reamy was just beginning to publish, Lisa Tuttle was turning heads with her early stories, Bruce Sterling was in the process of becoming a Harlan Ellison Discovery, and all of them— along with Howard and a half-dozen others—were part of a loosely organized floating workshop they called the Turkey City Neopro Rodeo.
psionic adj. 1979 G. R. R. Martin Way of Cross & Dragon in T. Shippey Oxford Book of Science Fiction (1992) 468 The Church teaches that the psionic powers are one of Satan’s traps.
shuttlecraft n. 1981 G. R. R. Martin in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Magazine 12 Oct. 31/2 Excellent!… I shall instruct you in the peculiar idiosyncracies of my shuttle craft, then.
skimmer n. 1981 G. R. R. Martin in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Magazine 12 Oct. 21/2 The Guardians had twenty armed skimmers, and there were another hundred-odd skimmers and aircars in private hands. We commandeered them, armed them. We also had our airships. Skimmers and aircars are difficult and expensive to maintain here.
slidewalk n. 1986 G. R. R. Martin Tuf Voyaging (1987) 119 And the slidewalks, the tubetrains, the manufactories, all were advanced and efficient.
space pirate n. 1985 G. R. R. Martin Portraits of his Children in S. Williams Hugo & Nebula Award Winners From Asimov’s Science Fiction (1995) 233 When she was a little girl, I used to write stories just for her. Funny animals, space pirates, silly poems.
space scientist n. 2013 G. R. R. Martin Introduction: Red Planet Blues in Old Mars xix And while the discovery of Martian life would no doubt be electrifying to biologists and space scientists around the world, there’s never been a microbe with the appeal of Dejah Thoris.
stasis field n. 1985 G. R. R. Martin in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Jan. 44/1 The seedships had vast cell libraries, cloning material from literally thousands of worlds preserved in a stasis field.
tractor n. 1973 G. R. R. Martin Night Shift in Amazing Stories Jan. 45/2 Several light tractor beams did not have the power of one heavy-duty one, simply because it was difficult to coordinate them. To be at all effective, paired tractors had to lift at the same time and yank in the same direction.
tractor beam n. 1973 G. R. R. Martin Night Shift in Amazing Stories Jan. 45/2 Several light tractor beams did not have the power of one heavy-duty one, simply because it was difficult to coordinate them. To be at all effective, paired tractors had to lift at the same time and yank in the same direction.
vibroknife n. 1985 G. R. R. Martin in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Jan. 51/2 Kaj Nevis had produced a vibroknife. The slender, humming blade, which could slice through solid steel, was a blur of motion less than a centimeter from Tuf’s nose.