Donald A. Wollheim

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extraterrestrial n. 1942 ‘M. Pearson’ Embassy in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 73/1 When I say Martian, of course, the meaning is ‘extraterrestrial of greater civilization than ours’. They may not be Martians. They may even be from another galaxy.
Jupiterian n. 1941 D. A. Wollheim in Cosmic Stories Mar. 129 Please use literate terminology for the names of planet dwellers. Let’s have no Mercutians, Venutians, Plutians, Jupiterians or Terrestrials running around. There are more accurate terms.
nova v. 1959 D. A. Wollheim Secret of Ninth Planet 28 We have not yet completed all our calculations, but preliminary studies indicate that if this type of solar interference is not stopped, it may cause our Sun to nova in somewhere between two and three years time.
planetside n. 1959 D. A. Wollheim Secret of the Ninth Planet 37 Completing the members of the expedition was another trio chosen to act as general crew, medical and commissary men while in flight, and as a trained explorer-fighter unit while on planetside.
Plutonian n. 1 1959 D. A. Wollheim Secret of Ninth Planet 168 In their landings, they had found inscriptions on walls and bas-reliefs carved on mountains. They knew from these what the Plutonians had looked like, and they had a suspicion of what had happened.
pulp science fiction n. [1942 D. A. Wollheim The Fantasy World in Stirring Science Stories Mar. 66/2 Someday the classics of pulp fanatsy [sic] will get their due. That day is not yet. The publishers ask $2.50 for this book. You could buy more and better stories for a quarter that price on any newsstand.]
space conquest n. 1942 ‘M. Pearson’ Embassy in Astounding Science-Fiction Mar. 73/2 And I will make one more hypothesis: it is that we Earth people are today on the verge of space conquest, and that any race further advanced than we must have already mastered space flight.
space drive n. 1959 D. A. Wollheim Secret of Ninth Planet 36 First, he was introduced to all the other members of the crew, and given a mass of papers to study which outlined the basic means of the new space drive, and which detailed the opinions and suggestions of various experts as to methods of procedure and courses of action.
Terrestrial n. 1941 D. A. Wollheim in Cosmic Stories Mar. 129 Please use literate terminology for the names of planet dwellers. Let’s have no Mercutians, Venutians, Plutians, Jupiterians or Terrestrials running around. There are more accurate terms.
thought-variant n. 1936 D. A. Wollheim True Thought Variants in Science Fiction Fan Sept. in Alchemist (Dec. 1940) 39 The first story of travel between the planets was a true thought-variant. It was something never used before, it opened a field in which innumerable tales could follow.
thought-variant n. 1938 D. A. Wollheim STF in International Observer (#12) Winter 5 Stanley G. Weinbaum’s death sorrowed the entire Stf world. His loss is and will continue to be deeply felt. Let’s hope that he’s happy, turning out thought variants for ‘Heavenly Stories’, wherever he is.
Titanian n. 1942 ‘M. Pearson’ Planet Passage in Future Fantasy & Science Fiction Oct. 40/1 The Oberonian soldiers were chasing back and forth too. They were coming out with their bundles of ice darts and stuff. No guns, they couldn’t handle them. I’d have to take on any human but if that rocket had unloaded a bunch of Titanians from its ice-box, they might have a fight on their hands too.
weirdist n. 1938 D. A. Wollheim in Weird Tales Feb. 256/2 They should make fine pictures for adorning the den of a weirdist.