Authors with Most First Quotations

In most cases, the first example of a given word does not represent the actual coinage, merely the first example that has been discovered. Nonetheless, it's interesting to see who is at the top of the list.

Author Number of First Quotations
Robert A. Heinlein 45
Edward E. Smith 42
John W. Campbell, Jr. 39
Isaac Asimov 28
Jack Williamson 26
Poul Anderson 20
Edmond Hamilton 20
Forrest J. Ackerman 18
Larry Niven 15
James Blish 13
A. E. van Vogt 13
H. G. Wells 13
Nat Schachner 13
Harl Vincent 12
Murray Leinster 12
Ray Cummings 11
Francis T. Laney 10
George Lucas 9
Fritz Leiber 9
George O. Smith 9