A. Bertram Chandler

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A. Bertram Chandler

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Aldebaranian adj. 1968 A. B. Chandler Bird-Brained Navigator in If June 140/2 As long as I get shut of the bastard he can consort with Aldebaranian necrophiles for all I care!
alien life form n. 1946 A. B. Chandler Lady Dog in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 127/1 Very interesting. Very interesting!… A most definite alien life form. Of course, may be mutation. Can’t tell. Haven’t the facilities.
alternative universe n. 1966 A. B. Chandler Edge of Night in Worlds of If Science Fiction Oct. 127/1 And that was when this alternative universe, this continuum in which Grimes and his people were invaders, had run off the historical rails.
alternative universe n. 1969 A. B. Chandler Catch the Star Winds xvii. 164 ‘Not in this continuum,’ he corrected me. ‘But what happened in the alternative Universes has a certain bearing upon our present predicament. Thanks to your otherwise unpardonable outburst, we can remember now—’
alternative universe n. 1969 A. B. Chandler Catch the Star Winds xiv. 119 ‘So in this alternative Universe of yours,’ I said tolerantly, ‘the Rim Worlds never got colonized.’
continuum n. 1966 A. B. Chandler Edge of Night in Worlds of If Science Fiction Oct. 127/1 And that was when this alternative universe, this continuum in which Grimes and his people were invaders, had run off the historical rails.
lifeboat n. 1946 A. B. Chandler Stability in Astounding Science Fiction July 143/2 ‘Abandon ship?’ suggested Sheridan. ‘We have to go through the hold to the lifeboat.’
port n. 1959 A. B. Chandler To Run Rim in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 11/2 And if I hadn’t told Commodore Sir Archibald Sinclair to his face what an idiot he was I'd still be with the Royal Mail, still keeping my night on board in port and making sure that a proper air lock watch was being maintained, and all the rest of it.
rimworld n. 1959 A. B. Chandler Run the Rim in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 9/1 So this, he thought, is Lorn, industrial hub of the Rim Worlds. This is as far as I go. This is where I get off. There’s no farther to go.
somewhen adv. 1961 ‘˜G. Whitley’™ All Laced Up in New Worlds Science Fiction Nov. 70 On Thursday you might admire a terrace house with something especially elegant decorating its balcony, and on Friday that same terrace house will exhibit a glassed-in balcony and that balcony will look as though it’s been there for years. And you’ll have the uneasy feeling that there’s something wrong somewhere, or somewhen, and then decide that your memory is playing tricks on you.
somewhen adv. 1978 A. B. Chandler Doggy in the Window in Amazing Science Fiction Nov. 31/1 Mayhew had fallen into (?), through (?) the... altar (?), plunging to... somewhere (?), somewhen (?). Clarisse, Mayhew’s wife and fellow psionicist, had followed him. [...] We had rescued them but, in the process, seemed to have dredged up the remote Past. Or had we dragged ourselves back in Time?
space dog n. 1980 A. B. Chandler Grimes & Great Race in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr. 97 The grizzled old spacedog, pipe in mouth, glass in hand, spinning a yarn.
spacefaring n. 1959 A. B. Chandler Idol in Fantastic Aug. 58/2 I like to do my spacefaring in comfort, like a civilized man.
spacefaring adj. 1952 A. B. Chandler Frontier of Dark in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 133/1 She’s a better ship than any of the spacefaring boudoirs that are turned out by your yards!
spacewoman n. 1959 A. B. Chandler To Run Rim in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 22/1 Almost all of them raised their mugs to the spaceman and spacewoman in salutation.
time-warping adj. 1966 A. B. Chandler Edge of Night in Worlds of If Sept. 39/2 Grimes was glad that he had ordered the time-warping device to be warmed up before the transition from one universe to the other had been made.
Vegan adj. 1966 A. B. Chandler Edge of Night in Worlds of If Sept. 30/1 There were just the standard plants that are nutured in ships’s farms throughout the galaxy—tomatoes and cucumbers, the Centaurian umbrella vine, Vegan moss-fern.
viewport n. 1945 A. B. Chandler Golden Journey in Astounding Science Fiction June 176/1 He saw something flicker past the control viewports, something like a little ship, with a fiery tail, going the same way on a roughly parallel orbit.
xenology n. 1966 A. B. Chandler Edge of Night in Worlds of If Sept. 26/1 I hold a doctorate in Xenology. And I tell you, John, that what we’ve found in this ship, so far, doesn’t add up to any kind of sense at all.