to use a visiphone to call or speak to someone
in Astounding Science-Fiction Aug. 24/1
Stewart had visiphoned that he was coming under a temporary truce, so Erin was not surprised.
One must accept facts intelligently. Visiphone your Terrestian diplomats. Neptune will accept any reasonable terms.
Sword of Johnny Damokles in Tops in Science Fiction Fall 104/2
‘Plum, try viziphoning them.’ Plum pushed a key and said, ‘CQ, this is the starship Shillelagh of the Asteroid Federation, calling CQ.’ Horrendous static burst from the speaker. Plum lowered the volume. The static roared erratically, like a massive thunderstorm. Random daggers of multicolored snow shot across the comscreen.
Architects of Hyperspace 107
L. del Rey, 'The Stars Look Down'
Research HistoryMike Christie submitted a 1940 cite from Lester del Rey's "The Stars Look Down".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1953 reprint of Hugh Frazier Parker's 1943 story, "The Sword of Johnny Damokles"
Fred Galvin submitted cites for "visaphoned" from a 1956 reprint of the 1955 story "The Cyber and Justice Holmes" by Frank Riley (pseudonym of Frank Rhylick), which Mike Christie verified in the original
Fred Galvin submitted a 1960 cite for "visa-phone" from William F. Temple's '"L" is for Lash'
Fred Galvin submitted a 1987 cite for "viziphoning" from Thomas R. McDonough's "The Architects of Hyperspace"
We would be interested in any other cites from other sources.
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