Nat Schachner

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Nat Schachner

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aerocar n. 1941 N. Schachner Beyond All Weapons in Astounding Science-Fiction Nov. 136/1 He slid back into the aërocar, two badly frightened Circle Guards with him; the seals were set and he soared away.
alien n. 1931 N. Schachner & A. L. Zagat Venus Mines, Incorporated in Wonder Stories Aug. 307/1 Arnim and Britt watched the ten-foot tall aliens stride across the short stretch of deck to the entrance lock of their own vessel. Around the waist of each a studded belt was clamped, its excresences showing where the individual gravity coils were inserted. Were it not for these the Martians would have been rising a hundred feet with each step, so small was the asteroid’s attraction.
disruptor n. 1931 N. Schachner & A. L. Zagat Emperor of the Stars in Wonder Stories Apr. 1216/2 The disruptor rays had absolutely no effect upon these creatures. Matter was differently constituted here—earth forces were unable to break up these atoms. All was lost!
disruptor n. 1931 N. Schachner & A. L. Zagat Emperor of the Stars in Wonder Stories Apr. 1216/2 In great waves the green terrors advanced. Desperately the men searched about for some opening, some gap through which to seek escape. There was none. Enringed, they stood at bay, defenseless, now that the disruptor tubes, potent weapons of destruction on earth, were useless.
flame gun n. 1937 N. Schachner Crystallized Thought in Astounding Stories Aug. 101/2 The first wave of attack came hurtling, baying like hounds on their trail. He caught them unawares. His flame gun spouted a long streamer of gas. The inflammable gas united explosively with the oxygen of the air, spread a wide sheet of flame over the oncoming men. There was a howl of pain, suddenly hushed screams, and half a dozen crisped bodies tumbled awkwardly to the rock. The rest recoiled hastily.
gyrobus n. 1933 N. Schachner & R. Lacher Memory of Atoms in Wonder Stories Jan. 618/2 A huge gyro-bus, completely enclosed, dull black in color, oblong, sinister, poised on its monorail in front of a great terraced Residential Apartment.
intersystem adj. 1941 N. Schachner Old Fireball in Astounding Science-Fiction June 88/2 Dale hustled over to the office of the Intersystem Communications Service.
mutant n. 1934 N. Schachner 100th Generation in Astounding Stories 94/1 Evolution had done its worst as far as he was concerned. Everything about him was unhuman, from the tough warty skin that inclosed him, through the rubbery dangling fingers…. Lorn must have been a mutant, somewhere in the earlier generations, that had bred true and increased its divergence from generation to generation.
Sol n. 1931 N. Schachner & A. L. Zagat Emperor of the Stars in Wonder Stories Apr. 1229/2 There’s Orion, there’s Cassiopeia, there’s Lyra, there’s Old Sol! We're home again.
space law n. 1941 N. Schachner Old Fireball in Astounding Science-Fiction June 80/2 As space became less of a thing unknown, and law and order took the place of the old scramble for new worlds, however, codes were established, spheres delimited and space law came into being.
space law n. 1941 N. Schachner Old Fireball in Astounding Science-Fiction June 88/1 Then you ought to know something about space law. You signed the articles and you’re bound by them for the duration. A captain has power of life and death on a trip.
space tan n. 1936 N. Schachner Reverse Universe in Astounding Stories June 10/2 Talbot flushed under his space tan.
space-tanned adj. 1932 N. Schachner Slaves of Mercury in Astounding Stories Sept. 81/2 Hilary’s space-tanned features hardened; the light gray of his eyes darkened.
space warp n. 1935 N. Schachner Son of Redmask in Astounding Stories Aug. 101/1 For centuries they had endured under their diverse forms of government…wrapped in special defenses which they to the mightiest weapons that human science could bring to bear. Of such were the Space-Warp that flowed in a solid cessation of light around Yorrick, the inconceivably compact hemisphere of Impermite that inclosed [sic] Pisbor, and the shimmering Web-Curtain behind which Chico hazed and danced like a mirage.
subspace n. 1937 N. Schachner Crystallized Thought in Astounding Stories Aug. 103/2 The repulsor elements tapped subspace, and hence were unimpeded by any waves in normal space time.
suit n. 1931 N. Schachner & A. L. Zagat Emperor of the Stars in Wonder Stories Apr. 1215/1 By this time he had donned the suit; only the helmet was not yet clamped into position.
viewport n. 1935 N. Schachner Ultimate Metal in Astounding Stories Feb. 98/1 Dean moved half consciously to the view-porte [sic] that was tilted at an angle to bring into focus the panorama of the streets.
visor screen n. 1936 N. Schachner Isotope Men in Astounding Stories Jan. 68/1 The visor screen went blank.
visor screen n. 1931 N. Schachner & A. Zagat Revolt of the Machines in Astounding Stories July 91/2 An oval visor-screen with its flitting images brought across space the area the switches controlled.