Manly Wade Wellman

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asteroid belt n. 1931 M. W. Wellman Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 533/2 If it’s so dangerous, why couldn’t we fly over the asteroid belt?
asteroid belt n. 1931 M. W. Wellman Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 534/1 The asteroid belt was many millions of miles across, but they hoped to encounter very few of the spinning particles at this time.
dimensional adj. 1946 M. W. Wellman Solar Invasion in Startling Stories Fall 17/1 The rapid classification of facts that had led to his decision about the dimensional theft of the Moon, that had amazed even his companions, was not as effortless as it had seemed—it was only that Curt Newton could and did think and decide, as Otho had said, with the rapidity of light.
Earthward adj. 1946 M. W. Wellman Solar Invasion in Startling Stories Fall 18/1 Quickly Joan set the beam-mechanism which would serve as a tow-rope between her own craft and the Comet, and within five minutes they had cleared Asteroid No. 697 on the Earthward trail.
mad scientist n. 1931 M. W. Wellman Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 523/1 This was the noted ‘joy-lamp’, invented by a mad scientist to administer a new and unheard-of intoxication to all who came into its light.
midspace adj. 1931 M. W. Wellman Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 534/2 They passed dozens of asteroids at close quarters, but never close enough to feel gravely threatened. Rapidly they approached the point where they knew the danger of a mid-space collision would be over.
ray gun n. 1931 M. W. Wellman Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 541/2 ‘I wish I had a ray-gun!’ gritted out Duvelskoe, shaking his fist at the uncanny things outside.
rocketman n. 1938 M. W. Wellman Men Against Stars in Astounding Science-Fiction June 8/1 In ship No. Fifty-one, half-way from Moon to Mars, four stubbled faces turned to a common, grinning regard as the pounding roar of the rockets died away at last. The skipper, the rocketman, the navigator, the spacehand.
rocketport n. 1931 M. W. Wellman Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 528/2 At last, on a clear midnight, the Nonpareil stood upon the metal runway of a rocket port.
space armor n. 1938 M. W. Wellman Men against Stars in Astounding Science-Fiction June 16/2 In the midst of the old man’s speech he had backed out into the vestibule and turned down the hallway to an airlock. There hung space-armor, into which he fairly plunged, making its metal-mounted fabric airtight with a single tug of the seal-zipper. On went metal-shod sandals, the heavy girdle that supported oxygen tank and breathing apparatus, and the helmet, a transparent globe clouded against the pitiless sunrays of space.
space flyer n. 2 1949 M. W. Wellman Sky Will Be Ours in Super Science Stories Jan. 105/1 I'm studying to be a space-flyer.
space flyer n. 2 1938 M. W. Wellman Treasure Asteroid in Astounding Science-Fiction Sept. 8/1 You are a space-flyer who has lost his job… I shall give you a new one.
spacehand n. 1938 M. W. Wellman Men Against Stars in Astounding Science-Fiction June 8/1 In ship No. Fifty-one, half-way from Moon to Mars, four stubbled faces turned to a common, grinning regard as the pounding roar of the rockets died away at last. The skipper, the rocketman, the navigator, the spacehand.
spacehand n. 1941 M. W. Wellman Lost Rocket in Astounding Science-Fiction Jan. 105/1 It was the beefy space hand told off to observation duty, which also meant guard duty at the brig.
space helmet n. 1931 M. W. Wellman Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 544/1 He took the glass-fronted space helmet and adjusted it on Thiana’s head.
space suit n. 1931 M. W. Wellman Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 540/1 In the first place the pressure is considerable and the density is greater than that of the most thoroughly water-saturated air. Then there is a whole chemistry shop full of other elements in with the oxygen and hydrogen, even including some metallic vapors. You'd need a space suit to make any kind of a successful trip outdoors.
space suit n. 1931 M. W. Wellman Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 544/1 The space-suit, designed for use on the outside of just such hulls as these, was furnished with boots that had magnetic soles, and Thiana was thankful for the firm footing they afforded her. Slowly she walked toward the nose of the ship, her ray ready in her hands.
time-travelling n. 1950 M. W. Wellman In That Same Moment in Weird Tales 28/2 He talked on about time traveling, and said what he had to say about mastering time.