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fembot (n.) antedating 1976 Fresno Bee (TV magazine) a robot resembling a woman in appearance. Also: a woman characterized as having robotic behavior or demeanor.
little green man (n.) antedating 1946 an imaginary inhabitant of outer space; an imaginary person of peculiar appearance
flying saucer (n.) antedating 1947 the fanciful name given to various unidentified disc- or saucer-shaped objects reported as appearing in the sky;
time-travelling (n.) antedating 1894 H. G. Wells 'The Time Machine' (first magazine appearance) the imagined activity of travelling into the past or future, hypothetical movement through time
time traveller (n.) antedating 1894 H.G. Wells' 'The Time Machine' (first magazine appearance) one who travels through time
time machine (n.) antedating 1894 H. G. Wells 'The Time Machine' (first magazine appearance) an imaginary machine capable of transporting a person backwards or forwards in time
cryostasis (n.) antedating 1990 Ed Regis, "Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition"
copter (n.) antedating 1932 Arthur Leo Zagat, "When the Sleepers Woke" short for helicopter
scientifilm (n.) antedating 1932 F. J. Ackerman in Astounding Stories a science fiction film
cryosuspension (n.) antedating 1983 John Varley, Millenium
sophont (n.) antedating 1967 P. Anderson 'The Trouble Twisters' an intelligent being, including humans as well as intelligent aliens
space station (n.) antedating 1929 W. Ley in C. Ryan 'Across Space Frontier' a large artificial satellite used as a base for operations in space
space colony (n.) antedating 1932 P. Schuyler Miller, letter a large group of people imagined as living and working in a space station or on another planet
spacewreck (n.) antedating 1934 E.E. 'Doc' Smith, "Triplanetary"
earthrise (n.) antedating 1891 Philip Burne-Jones, "Earth-rise from the Moon" (painting title) The rising of earth above the horizon, as seen from another planet.
glassite (n.) antedating 1931 Edmond Hamilton. "Sargasso of Space" a synthetic material resembling glass
earthship (n.) antedating 1933 Syracuse (N.Y.) Herald A spacecraft from or belonging to earth
earthling (n.) antedating 1858 Fayetteville (N. Carolina) Observer An inhabitant of the earth.
vision plate (n.) antedating 1932 H. G. Winter, "Seed of the Arctic Ice" = a viewscreen
space gun (n.) antedating 1932 Ray Cummings, 'Wandl the Invader' a large gun which projects a spacecraft into space, or a hand-held gun whose recoil is used by an astronaut or spaceman to propel himself
ray projector (n.) antedating 1922 Ray Cummings, 'The Fire People'
super-weapon (n.) antedating 1931 Robert Baldwin. LETTER 'Heroes too Heroic?"
space patrol (n.) antedating 1931 Robert Baldwin. LETTER 'Heroes too Heroic?" a military or police force operating in space.
space pirate (n.) antedating 1932 Edwin K. Sloat, 'The Space Rover'
space freighter (n.) antedating 1932 Edwin K. Sloat, 'The Space Rover' A spaceship primarily used for transporting cargo.
earthperson (n.) antedating 1922 Ray Cummings, 'The Fire People' a human who lives on or is from the Earth
Vegan (n.) antedating 1932 Hal K. Wells, "Zehru of Zollar" a (supposed) inhabitant of Vega
nearside (n.) any evidence 1974 John Varley The part of the Moon that faces Earth.
topside (adj.) any evidence 1960 Wilson Tucker, 'To the Tombaugh Station' in orbit
jump pilot (n.) any evidence 1988 Lois McMaster Bujold, "Falling Free" one who pilots a spaceship through a jump
zap gun (n.) antedating 1954 P.W Cutler, 'Reconnaissance' A ray gun
earth folk (n.) antedating 1931 Charles Willard Diffin, 'Brood of the Dark Moon' = earthpeople
disintegrator (n.) antedating 1903 George Griffith, The World Masters a disintegrating weapon
death ray (n.) antedating 1903 George Griffith, The World Masters a destructive beam of energy; a device that generates such a beam.
astronavigator (n.) antedating 1941 Eric Frank Russell, 'Jay Score' = astrogator (also astro-navigator)
robo- (n.) antedating 1945 A.E. van Vogt, "World of Null-A" combining form of robot(ic)
robot (n.) antedating 1922 New York Times a machine designed to function in place of a human, esp. one that resembles a human
gravity screen (n.) antedating 1930 S.P. Meek in Amazing Stories
threedee (n.) antedating 1955 "Milton Lesser", 'The Dictator' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
energy screen (n.) any evidence 1939 A.E. van Vogt, 'Discord in Scarlet' a barrier made of or against energy: a force field
droid (n.) antedating 1952 Abbreviation for "android", but also used generically for a robot
saucerman (n.) antedating 1952 Larry Shaw in _Space Science Fiction_ a being imagined to travel in a flying saucer
Martian (n.) antedating 1883 W. S. Lach-Szyrma's "Aleriel" an (imagined) inhabitant of Mars
Martian (n.) antedating 1901 "From India to the Planet Mars", Daniel B. Vermilye the language of Martians
needle-beam (n.) antedating 1936 John W. Campbell jr., 'Brain Stealers of Mars' a weapon producing a very narrow beam of energy; the beam produced by such a weapon
earthwoman (n.) antedating 1934 Frank K. Kelly, 'Famine on Mars' a woman living on or from this planet
artificial gravity (n.) antedating 1930 Olaf Stapledon
planet-wide (adj.) antedating 1941 James MacCreigh (Frederik Pohl), "The King's Eye" occurring all over the planet, as extensive as the planet
planeteer (n.) antedating 1921 in Punch
outworld (adj.) antedating 1934 H. Bates 'A Matter of Size' from or belonging to another planet
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