subetherics n.

a device which uses sub-ether (esp. with allusion to a supposed means of faster-than-light communication)

Obs.

FTL

Communications

  • 1948 G. O. Smith Trans-Galactic Twins in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 18/2 page image George O. Smith bibliography

    If I remain on Trenda, I may learn the answer to the atomic engines and sub-etherics.

  • 1948 G.O. Smith Trans-Galactic Twins in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 27/2 page image George O. Smith bibliography

    But then any insistence he made as to the science of sub-etherics and the functions thereof would be immediately discounted as the ravings of a sick mind.

  • 1952 I. Asimov Youth in Space Science Fiction May 76/2 Isaac Asimov

    In a case such as theirs, then, there was little or no chance that another ship would come within range of their subetherics except for the most improbable of coincidences.

  • 1961 J. Kippax Stark Refuge in Science Fiction Adventures Nov.–Dec. 86 page image John Kippax bibliography

    There are people with long range radios, and sub-etherics, even. Forbidden by law, but that gets broken.


Research requirements

any evidence 1948

Earliest cite

George O. Smith, "The Trans-Galactic Twins"

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 cite from Isaac Asimov's "Youth".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from George O. Smith's "The Trans-Galactic Twins".

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