In ‘The Intrigue’, a Pallas picture…, soldiers meet their death as a result of a terrific electrical discharge from a huge energy gun, a purely imaginary contrivance.
Energy guns!…That’s always been their problem: how to get their weapons close enough to our shops to destroy us.
The energy-guns were in effect small generators capable of ejecting concentrated streams of protons.
He was so obviously disconcerted, so fascinated by the showcases with their energy guns. And he gave an account of a weapon shop having appeared in a street in the little city in which he lived
The babble of distant voices, the brisk crackle of energy-guns muted by distance to nearly nothingness, and the hurried click-clacking of police hoppers.
As Manning predicted, within twenty four hours one of the Caphian ships appeared and settled to the ground just out of the range of an energy gun. The Rigelian appeared and faced toward them.
It was small wonder that Ulwyn had been agitated; across his back Vix wore an energy gun which would probably have been capable of razing the gatehouse with a single bolt.
Graydal and Demring must needs use their energy guns at minimum intensity for flashcasters. And even so, they often stumbled.
And now there was a faint commotion, barely heard from outside the Secretariat. The babble of distant voices, the brisk crackle of energy-guns muted by distance to nearly nothingness, and the hurried click-clacking of police hoppers.
All she could see through the fog and the pain were the open mouths. She couldn’t see the relatively tiny muzzle of the energy gun.
any evidence 1917
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