Ray Cummings

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Ray Cummings

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antigravity adj. 1941 R. Cummings Coming of Giant Germs Apr. 14/1 Twenty years ago, there had been talk that he was working on an anti-gravity principle—the secret of spaceflight…Then apparently he had given it up.
artificial gravity n. 1930 R. Cummings Brigands of Moon in Astounding Stories Mar. 345/2 The magnetizer control under the chart-room was altered, our artificial gravity cut off. I felt the sudden lightness; I gripped the window casement and clung.
beam weapon n. [1931 R. Cummings White Invaders in Astounding Stories Dec. 348 The green light-beam weapons were merely another application of the same principle…. The light-beams were swift and violent in their action.]
braintape n. [1954 R. Cummings He Who Served in Fantastic Universe Sept. 111/2 Everywhere Toory was admired…. Toory glowed inwardly. His brain-tapes received the warmth.]
countergravity adj. 1942 R. Cummings Rain of Fire in Future Aug. 65/1 I'll turn a countergravity ray on you. You'll have a nice, long trip—until you starve to death!
earthgirl n. 1942 R. Cummings Gods of Space in Planet Stories Spring 45/1 An Earthgirl? Certainly she looked it.
earth people n. 1930 R. Cummings Brigands of Moon in Astounding Stories Mar. 315/1 The passengers coming aboard seemed a fair representation of what we usually had for the outward voyage to Ferrok-Shahn. Most were Earth people—and returning Martians.
earth people n. 1922 R. Cummings Fire People in Argosy-Allstory Weekly 28 Oct. 706/2 Miela promised them that she would use all possible precautions, in the event of her having any choice in the matter, to prevent the earth people learning anything about it.
earth person n. 1922 R. Cummings Fire People in Argosy All-Story Weekly 21 Oct. 496/1 The girl’s memory was extraordinarily retentive, far more retentive than is the case with any normal earth person.
earthwoman n. 1930 R. Cummings Brigands of Moon in Astounding Stories 324/2 An Earth woman and child and a small Venus man were in sight, but not within earshot.
glassite n. 1930 R. Cummings Brigands of Moon in Astounding Stories Mar. 314/2 The dome roof, with the glassite windows rolled back now, rose in a mound-peak to cover this highest middle portion of the vessel.
gravity plate n. 1932 R. Cummings Wandl, the Invader in Astounding Stories 201/1 The bow gravity-plates slid into the repulsive-force positions.
Lunite n. 1941 R. Cummings Space-Flight of Terror in Science Fiction Jan. 15/1 No more than a dozen passengers, this flight; Earth people, a few Martians—a Lunite or two.
moon base n. 1932 R. Cummings Wandl, the Invader in Astounding Stories May 249/2 It was for this the hovering Wandl fleet was waiting—holding off from conflict until this Moon base was ready.
needle-beam n. 1930 R. Cummings Brigands of the Moon in Astounding Stories of Super-Science Mar. 347/1 Miko was bending over him. Miko with a heat-cylinder no longer than a finger. Its needle-beam played upon Snap’s naked chest. I could see the gruesome little trail of smoke rising.
ray projector n. [1922 R. Cummings Fire People in Argosy All-Story Weekly 28 Oct. 700/1 Mercer had been killed by a tiny light-ray projector, with a short, effective radius, aimed probably like a revolver.]
space force n. 1932 R. Cummings Wandl, the Invader in Astounding Stories May 244 The masters of Wandl immediately recognized the paramount importance of the coming battle in space, and promptly sent more space-forces off.
space gun n. 2 1932 R. Cummings Wandl, the Invader in Astounding Stories Apr. 251/2 A haze like glowing stardust, or the radiance from a comet’s tail, was spread…no doubt the released electrons and the dissipating gases of the space guns and exploding projectiles.
space vehicle n. 1928 R. Cummings Giant World in Weird Tales Mar. 393/1 Mart Gryce and his sister Frannie…voyage to a distant world to rescue Brett Gryce, traveling in a space-vehicle that can go through space and time.
starway n. 1932 R. Cummings Wandl, the Invader in Astounding Stories May 247/2 The terror of the starways, your worlds called me.
time-travelling adj. 1931 R. Cummings Exile of Time in Astounding Stories Apr. 33/1 That cage is a Time-traveling vehicle. It is traveling back and forth through Time.
warship n. 1932 R. Cummings Wandl, The Invader in Astounding Stories May 249/1 The Earth warship went back to its squadron and the Wandl vessel rejoined its fellows.