pressor ray n.

= pressor beam n.


  • 1942 โ€˜R. Rocklynneโ€™ Day of the Cloud in Startling Stories Nov. 80/2 page image Ross Rocklynne bibliography

    With a modification of the pressor ray, the ships would pulverize those fragments into clouds of dust.

  • 1951 G. O. Smith Black Alarm in Science Fiction Quarterly Nov. 54/1 page image George O. Smith bibliography

    The squadron retreated, forming its shape as it went, until firm pressor rays behind the out-flung planes felt for and caught the core of Sanaronโ€™s outermost planet.

  • 1960 K. Bulmer Fatal Fire in New Worlds Science Fiction July 14 page image Kenneth Bulmer bibliography

    The guard stopped them with a pressor ray as their feet hit an orange painted area six yards square. They stood, leaning forward, invisibly supported.

Research requirements

antedating 1942

Earliest cite

Ross Rocklynne, 'Abyss of Darkness'

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1942 cite from Ross Rocklynne's "Abyss of Darkness".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1951 cite from George O. Smith.

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