Ray Cummings

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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.]
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.
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.
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.