Malcolm Jameson

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astrogational adj. 1940 M. Jameson Quicksands of Youthwardness in Astonishing Stories Oct. 49/1 Elgar looked over the cases first, much interested in the medical supplies and first-aid kits furnished ships two millenia [sic] before, while Daxon was equally eager to examine the antique astragational [sic] equipment.
astrogational adj. 1941 M. Jameson Blockade Runner in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 47/1 He thumbed through the log, squinted at the makers' nameplates on each bit of astragational [sic] gear, scratched the mold-resisting paint to see what was under it, and sniffed the air appraisingly.
battleship n. 1941 M. Jameson Slacker’s Paradise in Astounding Science-Fiction Apr. 87/2 That could only mean a Jovian battleship of the most powerful class, lying to in the vicinity! For the Federation boasted nothing bigger than the highly specialized start-class cruisers.
earthborn n. 1940 M. Jameson Quicksands of Youthwardness in Astonishing Stories Oct. 20/2 Welcome to Athanata…the Planet of the Immortals. Gladly we receive the noble Earthborn, for like you, our pioneers fell from out the sky.
earthborn adj. 1940 M. Jameson Quicksands of Youthwardness in Astonishing Stories Oct. 22/1 ‘Never mind those,’ said their guide, rather contemptuously, ‘being Earthborn you are in a favored class.’
gravitic adj. 1939 M. Jameson Question of Salvage in Astounding Science-Fiction Oct. 72/2 It is described as an elongated ellipsoid of about five million miles along major axis and the gravitic equivalent at center is estimated to be of the order of several thousand megabars. Correspondingly strong ‘highs’ have been detected both above and below it as well as in front of and behind it, so that extraecliptic travel lanes are as impassable as the usual ones. Gravitic gradients throughout Mars-Jupiter sector at new record and zeta emanation abundant.
gravitic adj. 1939 M. Jameson Question of Salvage in Astounding Science-Fiction Oct. 72/2 Some structural damage was suffered by the vessel owing to pounding by gravitic waves, but she returned to base without assistance.
gravitics n. 1 1944 M. Jameson Tricky Tonnage in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. 60/2 After we straightened out on the road, Elmer began to tell me about gravitics.
needle gun n. 1941 M. Jameson Slacker’s Paradise in Astounding Science Fiction Apr. 87/1 The SP 331 was much like his own yacht in its general characteristics and he had never had any misgivings about his ability to handle her. Her armament was so inadequate as never to have given him a qualm. It consisted simply of a 10 mm. needle gun, fit only to detonate a stray mine.
off-planet adj. 1945 M. Jameson Lilies of Life in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 31/1 They’ve trebled the offplanet patrol and tightened up on port inspection.
planetfall n. 1940 M. Jameson Quicksands of Youthwardness in Astonishing Stories Oct. 18/1 What with the retarding effect of the millions of miles of gas they had traversed and Ronny’s skillful adaptation of his surviving machinery, the Thuban’s speed had been reduced to manageable proportions by the time they were in position for their planetfall. Coming in on a tangent about a hundred miles above the estimated surface, Yphon encircled the cloud-wrapped orb three times on a slowly tightening spiral, gliding swiftly through the tenuous stratosphere, braking as he went.
pseudogravity n. 1939 M. Jameson Question of Salvage in Astounding Science-Fiction Oct. 78/2 An object nearby, something with real gravity, not the immaterial, cosmic ray generated pseudogravity that made up the etheric weather waves.
skyhook n. 2 1939 M. Jameson A Question of Salvage in Astounding Science-Fiction Oct. 86/2 It’s now or never, Bert. Slip those anchors into the electric oven and start exciting them. We'll try skyhooks over that ship. If they hold, you'll be on Easy Street.
spy ray n. 1944 M. Jameson Leech in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 53/1 We should have tackled telepathics. What better spy ray would you want than the ability to look into another man’s mind?
terrestial adj. 1940 M. Jameson Quicksands of Youthwardness in Astonishing Stories Oct. 17/1 Then the black mists seemed to be clearing, as a terrestial fog lifts, and the initial glow came to be a well-defined circular patch of intense orange light which in a little while revealed its source—a sun!
timeline n. 1942 M. Jameson Anachron, Inc. in Astounding Science Fiction Oct. 63/2 At the moment, I was considering a means to cross these lines at right angles, especially since there may be independent time lines parallel to us of which we do not dream.
time paradox n. 1942 M. Jameson Anachron, Inc. in Astounding Science Fiction Oct. 63/1 ‘No reconciliation of the supposed time paradox is necessary,’ he droned, ‘for no paradox exists.’
time track n. 1942 M. Jameson Anachron, Inc. in Astounding Science-Fiction Oct. 62/1 They said that the prognosis following a Confederate victory was not good and that we have to assume the moral responsibility for the sort of futures we set up in these branch time-tracks we generate, even if they have no effect on us.