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  • adj. Not terrestrial.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to antimatter.


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  • Lover-Girl Eridani hyperspace attack contraterrene planet bomb stellar kill.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • In the latest issue of Symmetry, a magazine about particle physics, I've traced the chain of scientific developments in the 1930s and 1940s that inspired Williamson to write his "Seetee" tales -- if not the first, certainly the most influential stories to explore the physics of "contraterrene" (CT) matter.

    Boing Boing

  • "Is that the same thing as contraterrene matter-where the electron has a positive charge and the nucleus is negative?"

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • That story contained science fiction's first reference to contraterrene, or as we know it today, antimatter.

    Jack's Shack

  • Demoness Fornax does not acquire the Land of Xanth, and her contraterrene equivalent is transferred to our possession.

    Up In A Heaval

  • An interceptor put one hundred rounds of 40mm contraterrene shot through the hole.

    The Dragon Never Sleeps

  • The projectiles spun off slivers of contraterrene iron as they rattled through a target.

    The Dragon Never Sleeps

  • If the vessel goes over, she has to cut her contraterrene tonnage.

    Passage at Arms

  • Some men say that a ship of normal matter couldn't be operated in contraterrene space.

    The Other Side Of Nowhere

  • What's the future to us, sir, would be the past on a contraterrene planet!

    The Other Side Of Nowhere


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