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Blowup (n.) any evidence 1945 Lewis Padgett, 'Beggars In Velvet' an atomic war; usually with 'the'
boat (n.) antedating 1930 Edward E. Smith, 'Skylark Three' = spaceship
bot (n.) antedating 1969 in Richard Meredith's "We All Died at Breakaway Station" an abbreviation for "robot", often spelled "'bot".
carbon-based (adj.) antedating 1939 Max C. Sheridan, "The Human Equation" based on the chemistry of carbon compounds: usually describing life, contrasted with that based on other chemical elements
chrononaut (n.) antedating 1963 Gardner Fox, 'The Highwayman and the Mighty Mite.' a time-traveller
chronoscope (n.) any evidence 1936 'Don A. Stuart', 'Elimination' a device for viewing events in the past or future
chronoscopy (n.) any evidence 1956 Isaac Asimov, The Dead Past viewing past or future events
Clarke belt (n.) antedating 1984 named after Arthur C. Clarke, the ring-shaped region around the earth containing all possible geostationary orbits
Clarke orbit (n.) antedating 1974 Howard Miles, "Artificial satellite observing and its applications" geosynchronous orbit
Clarke ring (n.) antedating 1984 a ring-shaped hypothetical structure surrounding a planet, every part of which is in a Clarke orbit so that it appears, from the planet, to be stationary in the sky.
Clarke's First Law (n.) antedating 1962 Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future "When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
Clarke's Second Law (n.) antedating 1962 Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future "The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible."
Clarke's Third Law (n.) antedating 1968 Arthur C. Clarke, letter to Science "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
cloak (v.) any evidence 1984 To make invisible or undetectable
cloaking device (n.) antedating 1971 James Blish, 'StarTrek 1' a device for rendering something invisible or undetectable.
cold fusion (n.) antedating 1957 Theodore Sturgeon, 'The Pod and the Barrier' a form of fusion that does not require high temperature
cold sleep (n.) antedating 1941 Robert A. Heinlein, "Methuselah's Children" suspended animation, with the subjects kept very cold or even frozen.
cold sleep (v.) antedating 1956 Robert A. Heinlein, "The Door Into Summer" to undergo suspended animation for a period of time
cold sleeper (n.) antedating 1969 Richard Meredith, "We All Died at Breakaway Station" a person in cold sleep.
collapsium (n.) any evidence 1958 H Beam Piper, Graveyard of Dreams any of a variety of extremely high-density substances
commlink (n.) antedating 1977 Alan Dean Foster, Star wars (novelization) a communication link; a communication device. Also spelled 'comlink' and 'comm link'.
communicator (n.) antedating 1934 E. E. Smith,'Skylark of Valeron' a device for communicating with a spaceship or astronaut
continuum (n.) antedating 1938 Henry Kuttner, Jack Williamson sense wanted is that commonly used in SF, a universe
contraterrene (adj.) antedating 1941 R. S. Richardson in 'Astounding' opposite to terrestrial in character; used sometimes as a term for antimatter.
copter (n.) antedating 1932 Arthur Leo Zagat, "When the Sleepers Woke" short for helicopter
core (n.) antedating 1966 Larry Niven, 'At The Core' the center of the galaxy; the word is frequently capitalized, "the Core" in this usage.
coreward (adj.) any evidence 1979 Marc Miller, 'Traveller' game handbook toward the center of the galaxy
corpsicle (n.) antedating 1966 a corpse, cryogenically preserved in hope of future revival.
countergrav (n.) any evidence 1955 Richard Wilson, "The Girls from Planet 5" =anti-gravity
countergravity (n.) any evidence 1950 Jack Vance, "The Dying Earth" =anti-gravity
countergravity (adj.) any evidence 1952 Isaac Asimov, The Currents of Space = antigravity
credit (n.) antedating 1937 E.E. Smith, "Galactic Patrol" a unit of money, currency
cruiser (n.) antedating 1923 Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars
cryogenics (n.) antedating 1937 the science of low temperatures (originally the science of creating low temperatures)
cryonics (n.) antedating 1966 Advertisement, Galaxy magazine the practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have died, usu. of an incurable disease, with the aim of reviving them once a cure has been found.
cryostasis (n.) antedating 1990 Ed Regis, "Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition"
cryosuspension (n.) antedating 1983 John Varley, Millenium
cyberspace (n.) antedating 1982 WIlliam Gibson the notional environment within which electronic communication occurs, esp. when represented as the inside of a computer system; space perceived as such by an observer but generated by a computer system and having no real existence; the space of virtual reality.
cyborg (n.) antedating 1960 "cybernetic organism": a living organism with biological and machine components. The biological part is not necessarily of human origin.
cyborg (v.) antedating 1976 John Varley, Bagatelle to make into a cyborg
cyborged (adj.) antedating 1976 John Varley, Bagatelle made into a cyborg
cyborging (n.) antedating 1989 Orson Scott Card, book review the process of coverting someone into a cyborg
cyborgisation (n.) antedating 1994 also 'cyborgization'
cyborgize (v.) antedating 1989 to make into a cyborg
dalek (n.) 1963 Terry Nation, a type of cyborg appearing in the BBC television series "Dr. Who".
dayside (n.) antedating 1914 John R. Kippax, 'The Call of the Stars' The side of a planet that is in daylight, sometimes in the context of a planet with one side permanently facing its sun.
death ray (n.) antedating 1903 George Griffith, The World Masters a destructive beam of energy; a device that generates such a beam.
deep space (n.) antedating 1937 E.E. 'Doc' Smith, 'Galactic Patrol' that part of space far away from planets or stars
deep-space (adj.) antedating 1948 Murray Leinster, "Planet of Sand" of or in deep space, also "deep space" and "deepspace"
deflector (n.) antedating 1945 'Murray Leinster', First Contact
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