gram v.

= spacegram v.


  • 1940 D. V. Reed Machine Brain in Thrilling Wonder Stories July 35/2 page image David V. Reed bibliography

    That‘s the most horrible part of it. The Manufactory grammed us that the robots took along others, and lots of raw material, as well as their own broadcasting station...

  • 1950 F. Brown Frownzy Florgels in Other Worlds Science Stories Oct. 33/2 page image Fredric Brown bibliography

    ‘We’ll all focus our thoughts through the Book of Florgels.’ And he held the book out for them to focus on. He voyed his plan; they would all focus on the book the thought of their group, just as it was; he would gram the thought, two-way, to the most distant galaxy they knew of and attune it to a single mind there, if there turned out to be one.

  • 1957 H. Ellison World of Women in Fantastic Feb. 54/2 page image Harlan Ellison bibliography

    I grammed SpaceCom and let them know the job was done, and then settled back to wait for a relief ship to pick me up.

  • 1957 I. Asimov I’m in Marsport Without Hilda in Venture Science Fiction Nov. 67/2 page image Isaac Asimov bibliography

    I got a spacegram from Hilda saying she would stay on Earth with her mother and wouldn’t meet me this one time. I ’grammed back my loving regrets and my feverish anxiety concerning her mother; and when I landed, there I was— I was in Marsport without Hilda!

  • 1969 B. A. Weissman Genemaster in Worlds of If Nov. 71/1 page image Barry Alan Weissman

    President Zarkos’s launch was waiting there for us. I had ’grammed ahead the date of our arrival.

  • 1976 J. Lichtenberg Recompense in Galileo Dec. 23/2 page image Jacqueline Lichtenberg bibliography

    Get that nonsense out of your head! I won’t stand for it. We’re only a few hours out of Stilhza. I’ve just ’grammed the Aamidst to expect you and I am not, repeat not, going to let you make a liar out of me!

Research requirements

antedating 1940

Earliest cite

David V. Reed, ‘The Machine Brain’

Research History
Suggested, and most cites supplied, by Ben Ostrowsky.

We would like to get any recent evidence.

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