A. E. van Vogt

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alternative world n. 1943 A. E. van Vogt Search in Astounding Science-Fiction Jan. 56/2 Yesterday, you found this place deserted. Well, that wasn’t exactly yesterday…. That was today in the alternative world to this one.
energy weapon n. 1941 A. E. van Vogt Seesaw in Astounding Science-Fiction July 60/1 The window display was made up of an assortment of rather curiously shaped guns, rifles as well as small arms; and a glowing sign in the window stated: THE FINEST ENERGY WEAPONS IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE.
fix-up n. 1975 A. E. Van Vogt Reflections 85 My next work was a fix-up novel, The War Against the Rull.
galactic n. 1 1942 A. E. van Vogt Asylum in Astounding Science-Fiction May 9/1 There are no Galactics out here. But there is an Observer. I've been catching the secret ultra signals for the last two hours…warning all ships to stay clear because the system isn’t ready for any kind of contact with Galactic planets.
probability world n. 1943 A. E. van Vogt Search in Astounding Science-Fiction Jan. 53/2 He lived in this probability world of his own until his death in 2874.
robo- prefix 1945 A. E. van Vogt World of Null-A in Astounding Science Fiction Oct. 83/1 Sensitive detectors must be probing the skies, to make sure no roboplanes or other solar craft were passing overhead.
sol-type adj. 1943 A. E. van Vogt M 33 in Andromeda in Astounding Science-Fiction Aug. 137/2 The fourth star was Sol-size, Sol-type. Of its three planets, one made a neat orbit at eighty million miles, a steaming world of jungle and primeval seas.
time storm n. 1942 A. E. van Vogt Recruiting Station in Astounding Science-Fiction Mar. 38/1 Your spaceship either by accident or design caught in the eddying current in the resulting time storm—
videophonic adj. 1949 A. E. van Vogt Players of Null-A in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 120/2 The capture of the warships of the Greatest Empire made it possible to set up a chain of ships stretching to within eight hundred light-years of the nearest League base, which was just over nine thousand light-years distant. From that near point videophonic communication was established.