[Ads-l] Antedating dropshaft (UNCLASSIFIED)

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY CCDC AVMC (USA) 0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Thu Aug 22 18:11:06 UTC 2019


I neglected to search for the plural, so I missed this.

> Excellent Heinlein citation, Bill. Here is a citation for "drop-shafts' with the
> desired sense in September 1952 together with a link into the Internet
> Archive copy of the pertinent issue of "Planet Stories". This citation is given in
> "Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction" (2009) edited
> by Jeff Prucher. The OED SF entry has a later citation for a reprint of the same
> story by Poul
> Anderson:
> Date: September 1952
> Periodical: Planet Stories: A Fiction House Magazine Short Story: The Star
> Plunderer
> Author: Poul Anderson
> Start Page 54, Quote Page 58
> Publisher: Love Romances Publishing Company, Stamford, Connecticut
> https://archive.org/details/Planet_Stories_v05n08_1952-
> 09/page/n59
> [Begin excerpt]
> Beyond the desk, a Gorzuni played a hose on us, washing off blood and
> grime, and then we were herded down the long corridors and by way of
> wooden ladders (the drop-shafts and elevators weren’t working, it
> seemed) to the cells.
> [End excerpt]
> Garson


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