John C. Wright

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John C. Wright

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Clarke orbit n. 2014 J. C. Wright Judge of Ages x. 215 So that is the situation we find ourselves inโ€”trapped, doomed, abandoned, and the Hyades skyhook is about to float over us and yank us up into a Clarke orbit for transshipment to Alpha Centauri, but if the skyhook donโ€™t get us, a Melusine called a Paramount is coming to brain-rape us, and absorb us into its soul vampire-style, but more neuroelectronically.
Earth-normal adj. 2011 J. C. Wright Count to a Trillion viii. 147 We are somewhat apart in age, out of synch, as her body, born in space, could not adjust properly to earth[-]normal conditions, and years she spent in ageless slumber while a cure was sought.
launching laser n. 2012 J. C. Wright Hermetic Millennia 60 Just add a propulsion sail, point a launching laser and youโ€™d have a worldlet-size starship ready to launch.
slugthrower n. 2001 J. C. Wright Forgotten Causes in Absolute Magnitude Summer 34/2 The blow struck the joint where the slugthrower was coming up out of its cleaning holster.
spaceboat n. 2015 J. C. Wright Architect of Aeons ii. 38 The clipper ship was large enough that even their fifty-foot-long, fifteen-foot-beam spaceboat was a small bundle dangled over the side.
spy ray n. 2007 J. C. Wright Titans of Chaos vii. 96 There is a chance that any use of our powers can be detected by means we can only guess. Oracular owls or orbital spy-rays or periscopes from dimensions even you donโ€™t have a number for.
Tellus n. 2015 J. C. Wright The Architect of Aeons V. i. 13 The nigh-to-lightspeed starship Emancipation hung in space in the spot where Tellus, the home of man, was in theory supposed to be.