a barrier made of or against energy; a force field n.
A vast electrical energy screen…was to be thrown about each group of atomic machines…. This screen was to confine the atomic action without in any way reducing the recoil
One moment he was thinking complacently of the metal sections in the hold of the ship, where he would secrete his guuls; the next moment he was caught in the full sparkling fury of an energy screen.
The atomic screen must meet just halfway around the Earth. If you turn on your power too soon, your energy screen will smash mine back and destroy this Tower completely.
Alarms must have blared in the ship, too, for it slowed noticeably and, still braking, disappeared. Now it was coming back, creeping along, obviously trying to locate the small object that had affected its energy screens.
He walked curiously to the nearest doorway, studied the other guard who waited there for him, and then, gingerly, stepped through. The first guard followed him, then came the mobile energy screen, and finally, trailing one another, the councillors.
But I cannot lie idle under attack. I no longer have my great ion-guns, my disruptors, my energy screens; but I have my fighting instinct.
The green-jelly creature definitely did hurt people through the energy screens around its enclosure…if the people happened to be telepaths. In them it found mental channels through which it could send savage surges of psi force.
They lived within the shadows of the watchtowers and the energy-screen.
‘The big shield?’ Jordan asked. Aditi nodded. ‘The planetary shield. The energy screen that protects the whole planet.’
Stephen G. Hale, in Amazing Stories
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