He told my father that I had been attacked and overcome by the material energy weapons of the troglodytes, that I was helpless and in need of aid.]
The window display was made up of an assortment of rather curiously shaped guns, rifles as well as small arms; and a glowing sign in the window stated: THE FINEST ENERGY WEAPONS IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE.
The compact little energy weapon in the Interrogator’s clasp tore a gaping hole in the giant’s chest, spun him about, broke his back, and almost cut him in two.
There were no witnesses to the tragedy, but a number of monitor stations had picked up the discharge static of a large energy weapon being fired.
The tubular thing was obviously an energy weapon of some sort.
Into the effulgence of the arc-lit crystal mass, his plumage imperial, Anokersh huj Lers stepped like a prince. He bore no energy weapon; the people dared not risk such potency falling into the hands of the ferals.
Another light-second and a half, and she could bring the Manty under fire with her energy weapons.
They ran out into the rain; the building behind them burned and slumped and fell, turned to glowing slag by the energy weapons.
The Dalek fired its energy weapon and the Doctor dived to the floor…, the energy beam…scorching a long, black line into the wall.
A.E. van Vogt, The Seesaw
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