L. Ron Hubbard

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L. Ron Hubbard

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16 Quotations from L. Ron Hubbard

aircab n. 1940 ‘R. La Fayette’ One Was Stubborn in Astounding Science-Fiction Nov. 90/2 I fell through the giddy mists. Only an aircab could have saved me.
force screen n. 1948 ‘R. Lafayette’ Great Air Monopoly in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 75/1 This fussed him so that he shut off the force screens and would have carried Ole Doc straight back into the ship for a take-off had not his revered master been staring so hard, pipe again forgotten.
hull v. 1942 L. R. Hubbard Space Can in Astounding Science Fiction July 73/2 A small amount of Ensign Gates' placidity left his face. They were being severely knocked about by a vessel which had a longer range and a faster steering system, which was landing four hits to their two. ‘Hulled her!’ cried Ensign Wayton, an invisible source of death forward and above. Evidently something had happened to the Saturnian, for an instant later, in a steady stream, Wayton began to chant the Menace’s hits.
hull v. 1948 ‘R. Lafayette’ in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 81/1 For she wasn’t hulled that he could see and her tubes at one end and her Texas at the other were untouched.
impervium n. 1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Emperor of Universe in Startling Stories Nov. 139/2 We had no air, we had no water, we had no food and our drives—antique directors which had gone out with Lorrilard—had burned themselves into a dainty crisp of curled impervium.
moon base n. 1948 L. R. Hubbard 240,000 Miles Straight Up in Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec. 47/1 Typical corporal-made-good, Slavinsky had been Moscow’s favorite peasant. About as cultured as a bull, he was quite proud of his refinement. And he had been sent with troops, supplies and bombs to command Russia’s most trusted post, the Moonbase.
prespace adj. 1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Emperor of Universe in Startling Stories Nov. 134/1 No one seems to know, although there are many guesses of course, just how pre-space man arrived at the mysterious A.D. which he appends on his stone carvings everywhere he first trod. Astronomical research into this has only brought bewilderment since absolutely no stellar nor terrestial cataclysm can be located which would begin his A.D. And when he changed to a sensible binary day and a galactic year the records of that moment were subsequently destroyed.
rocketman n. 1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Unwilling Hero in Startling Stories July 102/2 To see Earth and the Moon grow small, to behold the Sun dwindling to an unimpressive star, is an experience which has unnerved many a hardy rocket man.
sentience n. 1 1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Emperor of Universe in Startling Stories Nov. 134/1 His writings, even if they were entirely disregarded in his lifetime, demonstrate an enormous command of the problems of inter-system government. They show a sentience on the subject of politics which one regrets is not general amongst our modern gentry.
spaceboot n. 1941 ‘K. von Rachen’ Mutineers in Astounding Science Fiction Apr. 133/2 Her bridge deck was chipped by the spaceboots of men not fit to feed her barrels.
space exploration n. 1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Unwilling Hero in Startling Stories July 124/1 Space exploration was suddenly popular. Money was abruptly available for it. Plans of conquest of new worlds were formed properly, as they should be, by thinking governments and Man was no longer an insignificant nothing on a minor planet of a minor sun. Man was suddenly tall, suddenly the proprietor of uncounted worlds, possessor of his right, ruler of the Universe.
space exploration n. 1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Forbidden Voyage in Startling Stories Jan. 144/2 In fact, before space exploration had begun, the greater number of people treated it as a subject of laughter and even those who should have known better thought that it was a far, far cry and would be of dubious benefit.
space explorer n. 1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Unwilling Hero in Startling Stories July 99/1 According to the records which exist in the Galactic Archives (exhumed lately from a ruined library on Mars) Victor Hughes Hardin—the V. H. Hardin so dear to legend—had no more idea of being a space explorer before he became one, than he had of being immortal.
spacemanship n. 1940 ‘K. von Rachen’ Kilkenny Cats in Astounding Science-Fiction Sept. 98/2 Haven’t you even pored over the charts of this region so as to know what difficulties in spacemanship you might encounter?
spacewards adv. 1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Plague in Astounding Science Fiction Apr. 8/1 At 11:67 [sic] the Star of Space lifted from her cradle, hovered and then slowly rose spacewards, doomed.
terrestial adj. 1949 ‘R. Lafayette’ Emperor of Universe in Startling Stories Nov. 134/1 No one seems to know, although there are many guesses of course, just how pre-space man arrived at the mysterious A.D. which he appends on his stone carvings everywhere he first trod. Astronomical research into this has only brought bewilderment since absolutely no stellar nor terrestial cataclysm can be located which would begin his A.D. And when he changed to a sensible binary day and a galactic year the records of that moment were subsequently destroyed.