Edward M. Lerner

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elsewhen n. 2016 E. M. Lerner Here We Go Loopedy Loop: A Brief History of Time Travel in Analog Science Fiction & Fact June 52/2 James P. Hogan’s 1985 novel The Proteus Operation and Harry Turtledove’s 1992 novel The Guns of the South have factions on the losing side of (local) history making and shaping getaways to elsewhere and elsewhen.
light-day n. 2012 L. Niven & E. M. Lerner Fate of Worlds viii. 68 A very thin line encircled the bridge: short navy-blue dashes alternating with longer pale blue dashes. The Ringworld. Or, rather, Endurance having exited hyperspace sixty light-days from its destination, the Ringworld as it had appeared sixty days earlier.
spaceline n. 2006 E. M. Lerner A New Order of Things in Analog Science Fiction & Fact May vii. 30/2 The door to that office read: ‘Jovial Spacelines.’ Spaceport legend claimed Montoya had been so taken with a typo that he had abandoned his firm’s original, locale-apropos name. [...] There was a reason for meeting here—the dingy, paperwork-covered walls masked the most snoop-proofed facility on Callisto. The spaceline was a front organization for the United Planets Intelligence Agency, and Montoya was the local UPIA station chief. He reported to the security officer of the project no one had yet identified beyond veiled references to a nearby astronomical body, to which, not coincidentally, the only civilian flights authorized were Jovial charters.
Tau Cetan n. 2011 E. M. Lerner Say What? Ruminations About Language, Communications, and Science Fiction in Analog Science Fiction & Fact Mar. 33/1 Writers have used many techniques: [...] Aliens with great language skills, who have mastered English so that the human characters (and readers) don’t have to learn, say, Tau Cetian.
tesseract n. 2007 E. M. Lerner & L. Niven Fleet of Worlds xxvii. 215 Forward patted the tesseract; his fingertips bent oddly as they entered the volume of manipulated space.