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earthfall n. 1952 G. O. Smith Bombs Awry in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 118/1 The entire criterion of the exercise was whether the Vanguard and its crew could make Earthfall in one, well-integrated piece.
gravitics n. 1 1944 โ€˜W. Longโ€™ Redevelopment in Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 147/1 And if they got off of their planets, theyโ€™d be using gravitics.
planetside n. [1946 G. O. Smith Pattern for Conquest in Astounding Science-Fiction May 152/1 A sixty-foot rectangular building of steel, one story high, resting upside down with the planet[-]side to the sky.]
sentience n. 2 1947 G. O. Smith Kingdom of Blind in Startling Stories July 48/1 Secondly, the true schizophrenic paranoid cannot rail against a mechanistic fate. He must find some sentience to fight, some evil mind to combat. For the paranoid feels that he can win in the end, which of course would be impossible against a case of mechanistic doom. Therefore Carroll needed some sentient manifestation of this doom, something that he could strike at, fight against. Therefore he has accused an โ€˜alien cultureโ€™ of tampering with the records to prevent us from knowing the truth.
subetherics n. 1948 G. O. Smith Trans-Galactic Twins in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 18/2 If I remain on Trenda, I may learn the answer to the atomic engines and sub-etherics.
subetherics n. 1948 G.O. Smith Trans-Galactic Twins in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 27/2 But then any insistence he made as to the science of sub-etherics and the functions thereof would be immediately discounted as the ravings of a sick mind.
Terran n. 1 1946 G. O. Smith Pattern for Conquest in Astounding Science Fiction May 132/1 The mission, not entirely understood by the Terrans, consists of destroying a machine sent forth by the Loard-vogh, a race that is conquering the Galaxy.
Terran n. 1 1946 G. O. Smith Pattern for Conquest in Astounding Science Fiction Apr. 10/2 If the Terran were less clumsy, he might well be more difficult for Kregar.
Terran adj. 1946 G. O. Smith Pattern for Conquest in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 9/1 His family could trace its line back to the first group of Terran colonists that braved the rigors of Martian life before technology created a Martian world that was reasonably well adapted for human life.