H. G. Wells

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ant-man n. 1901 H. G. Wells First Men in Moon xxii. 272 These ant-like beings, these ant-men.
atomic engine n. 1914 H. G. Wells in Century Magazine 87 571/1 The swift aëroplane, with its atomic engine as noiseless as a dancing sunbeam.
chrononaut n. [1888 H. G. Wells in Science Schools Journal Apr. (title) The Chronic Argonauts.]
dimension n. 1896 H. G. Wells Plattner Story in New Review Apr. 352 To put the thing in technical language, the curious inversion of Plattner’s right and left sides is proof that he has moved out of our space into what is called the Fourth Dimension, and that he has returned again to our world.
Earthward adv. 1898 H. G. Wells The War of the Worlds I. i. 10 And, all unsuspected, those missiles the Martians had fired at us drew earthward, rushing now at a pace of many miles a second through the empty gulf of space, hour by hour and day by day, nearer and nearer.
heat ray n. 1897 H. G. Wells War of Worlds vi, in Pearson’s Magazine May 492/1 Only the fact that a hummock of heathery sand intercepted the lower part of the Heat Ray saved them.
parallel universe n. 1923 H. G. Wells Men Like Gods v. 51 We accept your main proposition unreservedly; namely, that we conceive ourselves to be living in a parallel universe to yours, on a planet the very brother of your own, indeed quite amazingly like yours, having regard to all the possible contrasts we might have found here.
ray n. 1897 H. G. Wells War of Worlds vi, in Pearson’s Magazine May 492/1 Only the fact that a hummock of heathery sand intercepted the lower part of the Heat Ray saved them.
time machine n. 1894 H. G. Wells in National Observer 17 Mar. 472/2 (title) The time machine.
time traveller n. 1894 H. G. Wells in National Observer 28 Apr. 608/1 ‘There,’ said the Time Traveller, ‘I am unable to give you an explanation. All I know is that the climate was very much warmer than it is now.’
time-travelling n. 1894 H. G. Wells in National Observer 17 Mar. 446/2 (heading) Time travelling: possibility or paradox.