occurring in midspace n.
They passed dozens of asteroids at close quarters, but never close enough to feel gravely threatened. Rapidly they approached the point where they knew the danger of a mid-space collision would be over.
Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 534/2
And this is a mid-space reverse at max.
Decision Illogical in Astounding July 43/2
‘If we can synchronize speeds for just thirty seconds—’ ‘A mid-space pick up, eh?’
Who Speaks of Conquest in New Worlds Science Fiction June 125
One of ten survivors of a mid-space collision between a passenger ship and some kind of space debris.
Broken Windchimes in Asimov’s Science Fiction Sept. 102
Manly Wade Wellman, 'The Disc-Men of Jupiter'
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1947 reprint of Manly Wade Wellman's 1931 "The Disc-Men of Jupiter"; Jesse Sheidlower verified this in the first publication in Wonder Stories, September, 1931.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1929 cite from Edmond Hamilton.
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