midspace adj.

occurring in midspace n.

  • 1931 M. W. Wellman Disc-Men of Jupiter in Wonder Stories Sept. 534/2 page image Manly Wade Wellman

    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.

  • 1948 N. B. Wilkinson Decision Illogical in Astounding July 43/2 page image Neal B. Wilkinson bibliography

    And this is a mid-space reverse at max.

  • 1956 L. Wright Who Speaks of Conquest in New Worlds Science Fiction June 125 page image Lan Wright bibliography

    β€˜If we can synchronize speeds for just thirty seconds—’ β€˜A mid-space pick up, eh?’

  • 2009 K. K. Rusch Broken Windchimes in Asimov’s Science Fiction Sept. 102 page image Kristine Kathryn Rusch bibliography

    One of ten survivors of a mid-space collision between a passenger ship and some kind of space debris.

Research requirements

antedating 1931

Earliest cite

Manly Wade Wellman, 'The Disc-Men of Jupiter'

Research History
Fred 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.

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