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.
fix-up n. 1975 A. E. Van Vogt Reflections 135 Fix-up novel consisting of Film Library, The Search, Far Centaurus, and 50% new material.
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.
slan n. [1940 A. E. van Vogt Slan in Astounding Science-Fiction Oct. 27/1 They…accuse Samuel Lann, the human being and biological scientist who first created slans, and after whom slans are named—Samuel Lann: S. Lann: Slan—of fostering in his children the belief that they must rule the world.]
slan n. [1940 A. E. van Vogt Slan in Astounding Science-Fiction Sept. 23/2 What do you know about the mental outlook of an adult slan, whose intelligence is three hundred percent higher than a normal human being?]
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 in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 120/2 From that near point videophonic communication was established.