Science Fiction Citations

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Word Cite needed Description
prespace (adj.) antedating 1949 'Rene LaFayette', 'The Emperor of the Universe' =prespaceflight
off-planet (n.) antedating 1989 L. W. Evans 'Nightside City' an off-planet location
pressure-suit (n.) antedating 1928 E. E. Smith 'The Skylark of Space' =space suit
planetography (n.) antedating 1955 P. Anderson 'The Long Way Home' the study of planets
laser rifle (n.) antedating 1966 Poul Anderson, Door to Anywhere a weapon similar in size to a rifle that fires a laser
vacuum-suited (adj.) antedating 1947 R. Abernathy 'Failure on Titan' wearing a vacuum suit
dirtside (adv.) antedating 1957 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Double Star' toward the surface of a planet
starfaring (adj.) antedating 1960 pertaining to interstellar travel
nanotech (n.) antedating 1991 in Entropy =nanotechnology
out-worldly (adj.) antedating 1934
empathy (n.) antedating 1955 Poul Anderson, The Long Way Home The (extra-)sensory perception of others emotions
space piracy (n.) antedating 1946 George O. Smith, 'The Impossible Pirate' piracy carried out against space vessels
starfaring (n.) any evidence 1973 J. Vance 'Trullion: Alastor 2262' interstellar traveling
farside (n.) antedating 1962 The part of the Moon facing away from Earth
terraformer (n.) antedating 1979 one who engages in terraforming
geas (n.) antedating 1921 James Branch Cabell, 'Figures of Earth' sense is a spell, or a magical compulsion
galaxy-wide (adv.) antedating 1965 Keith Laumer, 'Retief's War'
Planet Earth (n.) antedating 1941 Anonymous, 'Comet' magazine. (without the, and usu. with one or both initials capitals), the earth as the particular planet on which man lives
super-science (n.) antedating 1930 Cover, 'Astounding Stories of Super-science' extremely advanced science
Plutonian (n.) antedating 1958 W. F. Temple 'The Undiscovered Country' the language spoken by Plutonians
xenobiological (adj.) any evidence 1973 Alan Dean Foster, 'Bloodhype' of, or relating to, xenobiology
multiversal (adj.) antedating 1999 T. Yulsman in Astronomy of or pertaining to a multiverse
areology (n.) antedating 1868 "The Planet of War", in Littell's Living Age the study of the planet Mars (analogous to geology for the Earth)
galactic (n.) antedating 1952 MIchael Shaara, 'All The Way Back' An inhabitant of the galaxy, or a member of a galaxy-wide civilization
xenolinguist (n.) any evidence 1988 Sheila Finch, 'Berlitz in Outer Space: How Alien Communication Just Might Work' one who studies alien languages
xenoanthropology (n.) antedating 1994 S. Hawke, 'Patrian Transgression' the study of extraterrestrial cultures
grok (v.) 1961 coined by Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land to perceive or understand fully; to feel empathy with; to enjoy, appreciate
dalek (n.) 1963 Terry Nation, a type of cyborg appearing in the BBC television series "Dr. Who".
megayear (n.) any evidence 1935 John W. Campbell, Jr. 'Night' a million years
multisystem (adj.) antedating 1997 Patricia L. Pereira, 'Eagles of the New Dawn' of or involving more than one star system
intergalactically (adv.) antedating 1980 in Punch between galaxies
astrobiology (n.) antedating 1941 Astronomical Society of the Pacific leaflet #143 a branch of biology concerned with the discovery or study of life on the celestial bodies
airlock (n.) antedating 1928 in E. E. "Doc" Smith's Skylark of Space a small compartment with controlled pressure and two sets of doors, used to facilitate movement between the interior and exterior of a spacecraft; (also) either of the doors to such a compartment
lock (n.) antedating 1928 in E. E. 'Doc' Smith's Skylark of Space = airlock
space patrolman (n.) antedating 1942 Wilbur S. Peacock, 'The Thing of Venus' a man who works for the space patrol
gravs (n.) antedating 1940 'George Danzell', 'The Castaway' anti-gravitational propulsion devices
Earthward (adj.) antedating 1940 Robert Heinlein, 'Requiem' facing toward the planet earth
gee (n.) any evidence 1949 Margaret St. Clair, 'The Sacred Martian Pig' an acceleration or gravitational force; a more general sense than the standard earth gravitational acceleration.
space lock (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' =airlock
spacemanship (n.) antedating 1934 E. E. Smith, 'Skylark of Valeron' skill or experience in piloting a spacecraft
AI (n.) antedating 1974 Gardner Dozois, 'Chains of the Sea' abbrev. for artificial intelligence, a computer program as an intelligent being.
Earthside (adv.) antedating 1947 Hudson Hastings, 'The Big Night'
Earthside (adj.) antedating 1951 Cyril Judd, 'Mars Child' on or from the planet Earth
waldo (n.) antedating 1942 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Waldo' A device for handling or manipulating objects by remote control.
lunarscape (n.) antedating 1946 Bernard I. Kahn, 'For The Public' a landscape on the moon
space platform (n.) antedating 1958 =space station
free fall (n.) antedating 1851 North American Review The state in which a body moves freely under the influence of gravity.
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