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tight-beam (n.) antedating 1930 E.E. Smith, 'Skylark Three'' a highly-focused beam used for communication, especially between spaceships
timeline (n.) antedating 1942 M. Jameson 'Anachron, Inc.' one of a set of possible future or past events
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
time paradox (n.) antedating 1942 Astonishing Stories a paradox caused by an action of a time traveler which renders the action logically no longer possible, such as the murder of the time traveler's grandfather at a time before the time traveler's father had beeen conceived
timescape (n.) antedating 1980 1977 brand for Pocket Books set of events in time considered notionally as a vista or prospect
timestream (n.) antedating 1931 'J. Taine' 'The Time Stream' the sequence of events in time considered notionally as a flow capable of being altered to form different timelines
time track (n.) antedating 1942 M. Jameson 'Anachron, Inc.' =timeline
time travel (n.) antedating 1914 W. Pitkin in 'The Journal of Philosophy and Scientific Methods' the imagined activity of travelling into the past or future, hypothetical movement through time
time travel (v.) antedating 1941 Ross Rocklynne, 'Time Wants a Skeleton' to travel through time
time-traveling (adj.) antedating 1871 Swinburne 'Songs before Sunrise' that travels through time
time traveller (n.) antedating 1894 H.G. Wells' 'The Time Machine' (first magazine appearance) one who travels through time
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 warp (n.) antedating 1937 Oliver Saari, 'The Time Bender' a distortion of space-time that is conceived as causing or enabling a person to remain stationary in time or to travel backwards or forwards in time
time warp (v.) antedating 1974 to transport in a time warp
tin-can (n.) antedating 1940 Lee Gregor, 'Flight to Galileo' a spaceship or space station
topside (adj.) any evidence 1960 Wilson Tucker, 'To the Tombaugh Station' in orbit
torch (n.) antedating 1950 R. Heinlein, 'Farmer in the Sky' =torch drive
torch (v.) antedating 1956 to move (a spaceship) using a torch drive
torch drive (n.) antedating 1976 Larry Niven, 'The Words of Science Fiction' a kind of spaceship drive
torcher (n.) antedating 1953 R. Heinlein 'Sky Lift' a pilot of a spaceship with a torch drive
torchship (n.) antedating 1953 R. Heinlein 'Sky Lift' a spaceship that uses a torch drive
tractor (n.) antedating 1931 E. E. 'Doc' Smith 'Spacehounds of IPC' = tractor beam
tractor beam (n.) antedating 1931 E. E. 'Doc' Smith 'Spacehounds of IPC' a device that emits a beam that causes the target to be impelled toward the source of the beam; also the beam itself
tractor ray (n.) antedating 1942 Ross Rocklynne, 'Abyss of Darkness' =tractor beam
transgalactic (adj.) antedating 1936 H.P. Lovecraft, 'The Shadow Out of Time' across a galaxy
transhuman (n.) antedating 1978 R.C.W. Ettinger a human who has through evolution or augmentation acquired capabilities beyond the normal human range sufficient to be regarded as no longer merely human
transhuman (adj.) antedating 1967 R. Silverberg 'Those Who Watch' having the qualities or characteristics of transhumans
transhumanity (n.) antedating 1978 R. C. W. Ettinger in 'Immortal: Short Novels of the Transhuman Future' the quality or condition of being transhuman; also, transhumans collectively
tri-D (n.) antedating 1951 D. Knight 'Don't Live in the Past' 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
trideo (n.) antedating 1953 James E. Gunn, "Breaking Point" 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
tri-dim (n.) antedating 1963 R. Silverberg 'To See the Invisible Man' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
triffidian (adj.) postdating 1951 J. Wyndham 'The Day of the Triffids' like, or in the manner of a triffid
triffid-like (adj.) interdating 1971 Daily Telegraph 16 Jan like, or in the manner of a triffid
tri-v (n.) antedating 1956 A. Nourse 'Brightside Crossing' 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
tri-vid (n.) antedating 1955 W. Sheldon 'Your Time is Up' 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
UFO (n.) antedating 1953 D. E. Keyhoe in 'Air Line Pilot' Oct. an unidentified flying object; a ‘flying saucer’
ultraphone (n.) any evidence 1934 E.E. Smith, 'Skylark of Valeron' a fictitious communications device that transmits messages faster than light
ultrawave (n.) antedating 1939 Lester del Rey, 'Habit' a wave phenomenon that propagates faster than the speed of light: a communication system using such a wave
unsuit (v.) antedating 1964 P. J. Farmer 'Tongues of the Moon' to remove a spacesuit
unsuited (adj.) antedating 1966 F. Herbert 'Destination Void' not wearing a spacesuit
uplift (n.) antedating 1980 David Brin 'Sundiver' the act or process of uplifting a species
uplift (v.) antedating 1980 D. Brin 'Sundiver' to engineer a species (usually genetically) to make them intelligent
uplifter (n.) any evidence 2007 John Scalzi, "The Ghost Brigades" one who carries out uplift
uplifting (n.) antedating 1989 D. Brin 'Sundiver' the act or process of uplifting a species
Uranian (n.) antedating 1870 Proctor 'Other Worlds Than Ours' an inhabitant of Uranus
vacsuit (n.) antedating 1942 L. Brackett 'Child of the Sun' a vacuum suit; a space suit
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