Full record for artificial gravity n.

OED requirements antedating 1930
Earliest cite Olaf Stapledon
Comment Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Robert Sheckley's "Milk Run"; Mike Christie verified it in the original 1954 magazine appearance.
Fred Galvin submitted cites from a Project Gutenberg etext of "Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings: we would like to verify this in the original publication (Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930), as this may antedate the earliest cite in the OED — the OED has a quotation from Olaf Stapledon in 1930.
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Citations for artificial gravity n.

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1954 R. Sheckley in Galaxy Sept. 126/1 ‘I'm looking it up right now. Hmm‥ you didn't produce artificial gravity, did you?’‘Of course. To let the Queels feed.’‘Shouldn't have done that‥. Queels are light-gravity creatures‥. When they're subjected to an unusual—for them—gravity, they shrink down to microscopic size, lose consciousness and die.’‘But you told me to produce artificial gravity.’
1958 R. Cummings Brigands of Moon 66 The magnetizer control under the chart-room was altered, our artificial gravity cut off. I felt the sudden lightness; I gripped the window casement and clung.
1986 D. Carey Dreadnought v.69 The ship whined, straining against its own artificial gravity, creating a gyro effect.