space field n. 1
a field of energy
Cf. air field ‘a magnetic field in air’ (1890 in OED).
There was the familiar tension in the air as the space field built up and they were hurled suddenly forward, the star-like dot of the planet suddenly expanding as they rushed forward.
Islands of Space in Amazing Stories Quarterly Spring 199/1
The machine was resting on gravity nullifiers. That had been my hope when I worked on the space fields I discovered after the release.
Twilight in Astounding Stories Nov. 52/2
All the tremendous kilowatts of energy had been flowing for hours into those great reservoirs of bound energy, the artificial space field invented by Minski of Stalingrad.
Cosmic Tragedy in Comet Mar. 117/2
The laws of three-dimensional space, suspended between herself and normal bodies, were maintained for ship and crew by the artificial space field created by her Rexdallians.
Subcruiser in Astounding Science-Fiction May 111/2
There has been a partial failure of the warp-generator. If this failure becomes complete, and the space field collapses, the effect will be that of precipitating intrinsic mass into the real Universe while traveling at some high multiple of the velocity of light.
Spacemen Lost in Startling Stories Oct. 20/2
John W. Campbell, "Islands of Space", in Amazing Stories Quarterly
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