visiscreen n.

= viewscreen n.

  • 1937 A. L. Zagat Cavern of Shining Pool in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 70/2 page image

    I saw, in the visi-screen, the blackness of space, the wide-spread panoply of stars infinite in distance and number that I had thought never to set my eyes upon again, and the ominous shimmer of the ether eddy, straight ahead.

  • 1938 ‘J. Benyon’ in Tales of Wonder No. 2 23/2

    Gordonov went back to his occupation of watching the repair work through the visi-screen.

  • 1941 T. Sturgeon in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 93/1 Theodore Sturgeon

    I went over to what looked to me more like a visiscreen than anything else in the place. There was a switch beside it. I threw it. Nothing happened. ‘Where’s the receiver and transmitter?’ I growled.

  • 1953 D. V. Swain in Authentic Science Fiction Monthly Apr. 121

    The exploding flame of protonic blasts erupted across the short-range visiscreen’s viewer.

  • 1966 J. DeCles in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Oct. 88/2

    Carter went to the visiscreen and called the Public Archives.

  • 1979 D. Adams Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Galaxy 79 Douglas Adams

    She sighed and punched up a star map on the visiscreen so she could make it simple for him, whatever his reasons for wanting it to be that way.

  • 1983 H. B. Piper Uller Uprising 74 H. Beam Piper

    ‘Stick around, sergeant… I'll want you to take over when I'm through.’ He sat down in front of the combination visiscreen and pickup.

  • 2003 M. Swanwick Legions in Time in Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr. 86 Michael Swanwick

    Then everyone was on his or her feet, all facing the visi-screen, all raising clenched fists in response to the salute, and all chanting as one, ‘We are nothing! The Rationality is all!

Research requirements

antedating 1937

Earliest cite

Arthur Leo Zagat, 'The Cavern of the Shining Pool'

Research History
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite for the form "visi-screen" from a reprint of John Beynon's "Sleepers of Mars"; Mike Christie located the cite in the 1938 first magazine appearance.
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from Douglas Adams' "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1979 first edition.
Mike Christie submitted a 1953 cite from Dwight Swain's "Cry Chaos!".
Jeff Prucher submitted a cite from a reprint of Theodore Sturgeon's "Completely Automatic"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1941 first magazine appearance.
Douglas Winston submitted a 1966 cite from Jon DeCles' "The Picture Window".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1983 reprint of H. Beam Piper's 1952 "Uller Uprising".
Rick Hauptmann submitted a 2003 cite from Michael Swanwick's "Legions in Time".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1937 cite from Arthur Leo Zagat's "The Cavern of the Shining Pool"
Fred Galvin submitted cites for "visi-screen" from the Project Gutenberg ebook of "the Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore [pseudonym of Harry Bates (Hiram Gilmore Bates, III) and Desmond W. Hall]: we would like to verify this in its first print publication (Astounding Stories, March 1932)
Fred Galvin submitted a cite for "visi-screen" from the Project Gutenberg ebook of "Lord of the Void" by Edwin K. Sloat: we would like to verify this in the first print publication (Astounding Stories, September 1932)

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