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skyhook (n.) antedating 1935 Meier & Lindbergh in Sci. Monthly (N.Y.) Jan. 5 a hook on an aircraft or spaceship capable of lifting burdens
skyhook (n.) antedating 1956 H. Goodwin 'The Science Book of Space Travel' an orbiting space platform
cyborgisation (n.) antedating 1994 also 'cyborgization'
space ark (n.) antedating 1948 N. Wilkinson 'Decision Illogical' a large ship designed to move or rescue large numbers of people, often with large ecosystems and many animals and plants on board
morph (v.) antedating 1991 Terminator 2: The Book of the Film to change shape or form, in the manner of a shapeshifter
needle (v.) antedating 1943 Eric Frank Russell, 'Jay Score' to fire a needle gun or needle beam
selenite (n.) antedating 1645 Howell Lett. III. ix. supposed inhabitant of the moon
jumpspace (n.) antedating 1961 Harry Harrison, hyperspace; the space in which ships move during a jump.
needle-ray (n.) antedating 1934 E.E. Smith, 'The Skylark of Valeron' =needle-beam
ramscoop (n.) antedating 1965 Larry Niven 'World of Ptavvs' a (theoretical) space propulsion method using electromagnetic fields to scoop up interstellar material as reaction mass and/or fuel
torchship (n.) antedating 1953 R. Heinlein 'Sky Lift' a spaceship that uses a torch drive
torch (v.) antedating 1956 to move (a spaceship) using a torch drive
drone (n.) antedating 1967 Mike Hodous' 'Dead End' a robot
escape pod (n.) antedating 1976 George Lucas, 'Star Wars' a small, minimally equipped spacecraft for emergency use (see lifeboat)
group mind (n.) antedating 1931 Olaf Stapledon, "Last and First Men" A collective intelligence composed of individual intelligences combined into a larger whole.
holo (n.) antedating 1970 Larry Niven, Ringworld a three-dimensional image, or device for displaying such images; contraction of "hologram"
hull (v.) antedating 1942 to make a hole in the hull of a spaceship (usu. in passive)
Sol III (n.) antedating 1941 Edward E.Smith,'The Vortex Blaster' the Earth
starbase (n.) antedating 1944 R. M. Williams 'Star Base X' a facility or location which is a strongpoint or station for interstellar military or commercial activity
suit (n.) antedating 1928 E. E. Smith 'The Skylark of Space' =spacesuit
unsuit (v.) antedating 1964 P. J. Farmer 'Tongues of the Moon' to remove a spacesuit
sapient (n.) antedating 1968 P. J. Farmer "The Day of Timestop" an intelligent alien
torch drive (n.) antedating 1976 Larry Niven, 'The Words of Science Fiction' a kind of spaceship drive
superluminal (adj.) antedating 1959 K. R. Popper 'Logic Sci. Discovery' having or being a speed greater than that of light;
galactography (n.) antedating 1950 Isaac Asimov, 'Second Foundation' the science of mapping galaxies
galactographer (n.) antedating 1965 Edmond Hamilton, "Return to the Stars" one who maps the physical structure of galaxies.
galactographic (adj.) antedating 1950 Isaac Asimov, "Second foundation" of the mapping of galaxies
Jovian (adj.) antedating 1794 G. Adams in Nat. & Exp. Philos. of Jupiter
parking orbit (n.) antedating 1953 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Starman Jones' an orbit around the earth or some other planet from which a space vehicle can be launched farther into space; also, an orbit which is stable and from which visits to the planet surface can conveniently be made
posthumanity (n.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' the society or condition of posthumans
posthumanism (n.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' the condition or nature of posthumans
posthumanist (adj.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' of or related to posthumanism
torcher (n.) antedating 1953 R. Heinlein 'Sky Lift' a pilot of a spaceship with a torch drive
tri-dim (n.) antedating 1963 R. Silverberg 'To See the Invisible Man' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
tri-di (n.) antedating 1950 J. Blish 'Earthman, Come Home' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
tridee (n.) antedating 1961 A. Norton 'Star Hunter' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
3-di (n.) antedating 1986 'James Tiptree jr.' (Alice Sheldon): "Collision" A device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
three vee (n.) antedating 1954 J. Blish 'At Death's End' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
trivvy (n.) antedating 1966 K. Roberts 'Synth' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
tri-vid (n.) antedating 1955 W. Sheldon 'Your Time is Up' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
trivee (n.) antedating 1969 K. Roberts 'Therapy 2000' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
cold sleeper (n.) antedating 1969 Richard Meredith, "We All Died at Breakaway Station" a person in cold sleep.
spacing (n.) antedating 1972 D. Gerrold 'Starhunt' the action of spacing someone: e.g. 'the penalty is death by spacing'
pocket universe (n.) antedating 1946 'M. Leinster' 'Pocket Universes' a universe or reality completely separate from ours which is much smaller, may have different natural laws, and may be artificially created
suited (adj.) antedating 1938 A. K. Barnes 'Satellite Five' wearing a spacesuit
unsuited (adj.) antedating 1966 F. Herbert 'Destination Void' not wearing a spacesuit
precog (n.) antedating 1954 P. K. Dick 'A World of Talent' a person with precognitive abilities
timeline (n.) antedating 1942 M. Jameson 'Anachron, Inc.' one of a set of possible future or past events
spacefaring (n.) antedating 1942 N. Bond 'The Ballad of Venus Nell' traveling in space
blast off (v.) antedating 1937 E.E. Smith, 'Galactic Patrol' to take off in a rocket
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