null-grav adj.

= null-g n.

  • 1955 B. Berry Strange Suicide in Authentic Science Fiction Apr. 26/1 page image Bryan Berry bibliography

    He stretched himself out on the foam couch, stretched out and let the null-grav cushions caress his head, his body, his limbs.

  • 1957 T. Sturgeon Pod in Barrier in Galaxy Science Fiction Sept. 13/1 Theodore Sturgeon bibliography

    We'd taken off with a null-grav tug and slipped into second-order matrix within six hours—all very fast and painless, thanks to the Luanae.

  • 1964 C. C. MacApp Slaves of Gree in Worlds of If Aug. 11/1 page image C. C. MacApp bibliography

    A bullet-port that released null-grav pellets which travelled in a straight line at exactly one thousand feet per second and would detonate spontaneously at one thousand feet.

  • 1974 P. Anthony Triple Détente i. 9 Piers Anthony bibliography

    Henrys climbed to the null-grav tunnel that passed the full length of the ship.

  • 1985 M. W. Bonanno Dwellers in Crucible i.10 Margaret Wander Bonanno

    Jim Kirk announced to all and sundry lounging around the null-grav pool during their offshift.

  • 1991 M. Weiss King’s Test iii.ii. 259

    She might as well try to penetrate null-grav fused steel.

  • 1996 D. Carey Invasion! vi. 81 Diane Carey

    I’ve got him mounted on a null-grav pad.

  • 2003 R. B. Lee Coming of Age Day in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Dec. 134 page image

    Anguished, afraid, Cather falls down the nullgrav well.

Research requirements

antedating 1955

Earliest cite

Bryan Berry, in Authentic Science Fiction

Research History
Jeff Prucher submitted a 2003 cite from Theodore Stugeon's 1957 "The Pod in the Barrier".
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite for the form "nulgrav" from a 1981 reprint of E. C. Tubb's 1967 "The Winds of Gath"; Mike Christie verified it in a 1976 reprint.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1957 cite from John Victor Peterson's "The Gently Orbiting Blonde".

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