pseudo-gravitation n.

= pseudogravity n.


  • 1941 R. A. Heinlein Methuselah's Children in Astounding Science-Fiction Sept. 138/1 page image Robert A. Heinlein bibliography

    Yet the pseudogravitation, the false weight, achieved by the spin of the ship, persisted.

  • 1947 J. Williamson Legion of Space xii. 111 Jack Williamson bibliography

    He knew the fine-spun theories of counterspace, of inverse curvature, of pseudo-gravitation and negative entropy.

  • 1953 R. A. Heinlein Starman Jones (1975) iii. 38 Robert A. Heinlein bibliography

    The hotel that guaranteed to supply any combination of pressure, temperature, lighting, atmosphere, pseudogravitation.

Research requirements

any evidence 1941

Earliest cite

Robert Heinlein, in Astounding

Research History
Rick Hauptmann submitted a cite from a 1947 reprint of Jack Williamson's "The Legion of Space"; Mike Christie and Jeff Prucher checked the original serialization in 1935 and determined that the citation did not appear there.
Mike Christie's comments on rasfw: "plausible but I just don't think [it's] that common."

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