An object nearby, something with real gravity, not the immaterial, cosmic ray generated pseudogravity that made up the etheric weather waves.
Question of Salvage in Astounding Science-Fiction Oct. 78/2
Bobo trotted away in the long loping strides permitted by the low pseudogravity near the axis of rotation of the Ship.
Common Sense in Astounding Science-Fiction Oct. 108
The Station was a great cylinder, swinging on its swift orbit about the Earth, and spinning on its axis to provide psuedogravity [sic] outwards from the center.
Dreamers in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. 71/2
‘Below. I'll show you. I want to cut the paragrav generator by half, anyway.’ ‘Paragrav?’ ‘Pseudo-gravity,’ said Norton crisply. ‘You’ve noticed there’s still an up and down? That’s it. But the damned thing radiates heat like mad, along with producing its gravitic field.’
Spacemen Lost in Startling Stories Fall 32/1
Steadiness came again. Pseudogravity made a floor.
Eve Times Four in Fantastic Science Fiction Stories Apr. 78/1
He released his grip, and let Rama’s still feeble pseudo-gravity take over.
Rendezvous with Rama (1974) 51
Apparently the dome enclosed a pseudo-gravity field so tight that it could be wrapped around a mere few yards.
The colonists sank to the floors, and stood in a pseudogravity of .38 g, very close to what they would feel on Mars.
Red Mars ii. 31
We assumed that, inside of the icosahedron, some part of it rotated to create pseudo-gravity.
Malcolm Jameson, A Question of Salvage
Research HistoryRick Hauptmann submitted a cite from a 1964 reprint of Robert A. Heinlein's "Common Sense"; Mike Christie verified it in the 1941 first publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1980 cite from David Brin's "Sundiver".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1965 reprint of Poul Anderson's "Eve Times Four"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1960 original.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1954 cite from George O. Smith's "Spacemen Lost".
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1939 cite from Malcolm Jameson, in Astounding.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2008 cite from Neal Stephenson.
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