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July 26, 2010

Make it in your own image?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1280188748 ) Play

Identify and connect to a term.

Cracked by udupendra , Logik , dineshk , Rogi , lanu , varuns88 , Qbrain and shrik

Answer:

Jack WIlliamson, in this issue of Astounding – was the first to use the word Terraforming. I’ll accept Contraterrene matter also.


15 Responses to “Make it in your own image?”

  1. udupendra
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    Jack Williamson, contraterrene matter / antimatter


  2. Logik
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    The story “Collision Orbit” by Jack Williamson , under the penname Will Stewart.

    First appeared in this ASF issue. July 1942.

    First exposure of the term contraterrene matter, (better known as antimatter) to the common man ( read : scifi geeks ).
    Also in the same story: terraforming
    Pick your answer :)

    The 2nd image is picture of an old Jack.

    Also coined by the same chap:
    “genetic engineering, paceport, prime directive, ion drive, Tellurian, neutronium”


  3. dineshk
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    Jack Williamson who coined the word terraforming in a short story published in “Astounding science fiction”


  4. Rogi
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    *terraform*
    Jack Williamson. In his own words (Borrowed from technovelgy.com):
    “He had been the original claimant of Obania, forty years ago; and Drake was the young spatial engineer he employed to terraform the little rock, only two kilometers through—by sinking a shaft to its heart for the paragravity installation, generating oxygen and water from mineral oxides, releasing absorptive gases to trap the feeble heat of the far-off Sun.
    From Collision Orbit, by Jack Williamson.
    Published by Astounding in 1941”

    Technically he used the pen name “Will Stewart and the issue was July 1942.

    Page from the original manuscript:
    http://www.symmetrymagazine.or.....-large.jpg


  5. Sumanth Patlolla
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    The word “Robotics” was first used in print by Isaac Asimov, in his science fiction short story “Liar!”, published in May 1941 in Astounding Science Fiction.


  6. Astounding Science Fiction and the man is L Ron Hubbard?
    Dianetics must be the term.


  7. anurag

    Scientology


  8. lanu
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    Jack Williamson (pic 2) coined the term ‘terraforming’ in a science-fiction story published in 1942 in Astounding Science Fiction(Pic 1)


  9. Smitha R Maiya

    By this month,January 1943, the core of “Astounding” writers were in the
    military .
    So John W. Campbell,editor of Astounding Science Fiction brought Henry Kuttner (popular in “Unknown”) into “Astounding” under the pseudonym
    “Lewis Padgett”, starting in this issue with the story “Time Locker”


  10. varuns88
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    Jack Williamson, Terraforming


  11. sandman

    hard SF ? p.miller who coined the term ….


  12. united we stand


  13. Bharath
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    John W. Campbell – Golden Age of Science Fiction


  14. Qbrain
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    Pci 1 Astounding Science Fiction
    Pic 2 Jack williamson

    the term is “psionics”

    Williamson did contribute many other words through his writings : “genetic engineering” , “terraforming”


  15. shrik
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    Jack Williamson (aka Will Stewart) and ‘Terraforming’.


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