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fanning n. 1941 ‘B. Tucker’ Editorial Dissertation at the Reader’s Expense in Le Zombie (vol. 4, no. 1) Jan. 1 We trust that soon, all so-inclined fans are gathered in by the pros, and then at long last we fans may rest and continue our pleasant fanning.
sci-fic n. 1946 ‘B. Tucker’ Bloomington News-Letter (#2) Feb. (unpaged) New semi-slick fantasy and scific magazine to appear soon. Details scarce and confidential, but [...] quality will be reflected in the fact that yours truly, BT, has sold story to mag. (That last is a joke, gents.)
smof n. 1973 ‘B. Tucker’ Neo-Fan’s Guide to Science Fiction Fandom (ed. 3) 10 Secret Masters of Fandom (SMOFs): People who consider themselves to be the real ‘rulers’ of fandom, making decisions by running fan politics. Actually, these poor fellows are suffering from delusions of grandeur.
time-travelling adj. 1955 W. Tucker Time Bomb vi. 120 A time-traveling bomb, minus a human operator, could float right past you without need of protective devices.
topside adv. 1960 W. Tucker To Tombaugh Station in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction July 106/1 ‘My engines haven’t fired yet. We’re in orbit.’ ‘Oh, of course. Where in orbit?’ ‘Approaching perigee. We’ll pass and climb in a little while. You might as well stay there.’ ‘I've never fainted before,’ she said to herself. ‘You’ve never jumped topside in a bucket before. This isn’t the deluxe tour, Bristol, and this ain’t no stinking ferryboat. I can’t waste time nor money on the featherbed treatment.’
topside adv. 1960 W. Tucker To Tombaugh Station in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction July 97/1 The guys at the field will have to see them or you don’t go topside.