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sublight (adv.) antedating 1966 P. Anderson 'A Sun Invisible' at a speed below light-speed
subspace (n.) antedating 1937 Nat Schachner/Jack Williamson a physical space in which motion and communication are supposed to occur free of their usual limitations, or subject to different laws
suit (n.) antedating 1928 E. E. Smith 'The Skylark of Space' =spacesuit
suited (adj.) antedating 1938 A. K. Barnes 'Satellite Five' wearing a spacesuit
suit up (v.) antedating 1951 Robert A. Heinlein, "The Black Pits of Luna" to put on a spacesuit
super-computer (n.) antedating 1951 H. B. Fyfe, "Thinking Machine" an extremely powerful computer
superhero (n.) antedating 1937 Norman F Stanley, letter a person with superpowers who uses them to fight crime
superluminal (adj.) antedating 1959 K. R. Popper 'Logic Sci. Discovery' having or being a speed greater than that of light;
superluminal (adv.) antedating 1992 L. Shepard 'Barnacle Bill the Spacer' at a superluminal speed
superluminally (adv.) antedating 1979 in Nature 18 Jan at a superluminal speed
superluminary (n.) antedating 1973 J. Gregory & R. Price 'The Visitors'
superpower (n.) antedating 1945 in Supersnipe Comics Vol. 2, #8 an ability beyond what is human
super-science (n.) antedating 1930 Cover, 'Astounding Stories of Super-science' extremely advanced science
superscientific (adj.) antedating 1930 in Amazing Stories of or pertaining to super-science
super-weapon (n.) antedating 1931 Robert Baldwin. LETTER 'Heroes too Heroic?"
tanstaafl (n.) antedating 1966 R. Heinlein 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' interjection asserting that there is a cost, hidden or otherwise to everything
Tardis (n.) antedating 1985 in Christian Science Monitor 30 Apr. In allusive use. Something resembling or likened to Doctor Who's TARDIS; spec.: (a) a thing which has a larger capacity than its outward appearance suggests; a building, etc., that is larger on the inside than it appears from the outside; (b) a thing seemingly from another time (past or future).
Tardis-like (adj.) antedating 1986 in The Times 4 Dec in reference to something whose capacity is greater than is suggested by its exterior appearance
telekineticist (n.) antedating 1949 C. L. Harness in Startling Stories one who practises or has the power of telekinesis
teleport (n.) antedating 1952 T. Sturgeon 'Baby Is Three' one who practises teleportation by psychic means
teleport (n.) antedating 1944 H. Walton 'Boomerang' a mechanism that can perform teleportation
teleport (v.) antedating 1932 C. Fort 'Wild Talents' to convey oneself or some thing by teleportation
teleport (v.) antedating 1944 I. Asimov 'Foundation' to apparently instantaneous transport persons, etc., across space by advanced technological means
teleportage (n.) antedating 1951 John Wyndham =teleportation
teleportation (n.) antedating 1931 C. Fort 'Lo!' the conveyance of persons (esp. of oneself) or things by psychic power; also in futuristic description, apparently instantaneous transportation of persons, etc., across space by advanced technological means
teleporter (n.) antedating 1963 'M. Phillips' 'The Impossibles' one who teleports
teleporting (n.) antedating 1949 J. Schmitz 'The Witches of Karres' the action of teleporting
teleporting (adj.) antedating 1949 J. Schmitz 'The Witches of Karres'
telescreen (n.) antedating 1938 A. J. Burks 'The Challenge of Atlantis' a television screen
Tellurian (n.) antedating 1930 E.E. 'Doc' Smith, 'Skylark Three' an inhabitant of Earth
Tellurian (adj.) antedating 1930 Gawain Edwards, "A Rescue From Jupiter" relating to Earth
Tellus (n.) antedating 1930 G. Edwards 'A Rescue From Jupiter' the planet Earth
Terra (n.) antedating 1873 R. Payne Smith, 'Science and Revelation' the planet Earth
terraform (v.) antedating 1942 Jack Williamson, "Collision Orbit" To transform (an environment or planet) by terraforming
terraformed (adj.) antedating 1942 Jack Williamson, "Minus Sign" Of an environment or planet transformed by terraforming
terraformer (n.) antedating 1979 one who engages in terraforming
terraforming (n.) antedating 1942 Jack Williamson in Astounding The process of transforming a planet into one sufficiently similar to the earth to support terrestrial life.
Terran (n.) antedating 1946 G. O. Smith 'Pattern for Conquest' an inhabitant of the planet Earth
terran (adj.) antedating 1881 W. D. Hay 'Three Hundred Years Hence' of or pertaining to the planet Earth or its inhabitants
terranean/terranian (n.) any evidence Any dates other than 1913 & 1965 inhabitant of earth
terrene (adj.) antedating 1931 Clark Ashton Smith, Adventure in Futurity composed of matter (as opposed to anti-matter)
terrestial (n.) antedating 1936 Clemence Dane, 'American Fairy Tales' a person from the planet Earth
terrestial (adj.) antedating 1938 Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr., "The Exterminators" of or from the planet Earth or an earthling
Terrestrial (n.) antedating 1925 Hugo Gernsback, 'Ralph 124 C 41 +' an inhabitant of earth, an Earthling
Terrestrian (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' an inhabitant of earth; = terrestrial
terrestrian (adj.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' of Earth
thought-controlled (n.) antedating 1977 C. Thomas, Firefox of devices: controlled by a person's thoughts or neural impulses
threedee (n.) antedating 1955 "Milton Lesser", 'The Dictator' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
threedy (n.) any evidence 1984 Suzette Haden Elgin, "Native Tongue" three-dimensional television or film
three vee (n.) antedating 1954 J. Blish 'At Death's End' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
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