SF Criticism Citations

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swords and sandals (n.) antedating 1978 Alan Frank, 'Sci-Fi Now' a genre of films set in the ancient world
milsf (n.) any evidence = military science fiction
dark fantasy (n.) antedating 1973 'Dark Fantasy', a fanzine fantasy fiction which contains some horrific, macabre, or grotesque elements
urban fantasy (n.) antedating 1987 in the Washington Post a genre of fantasy that uses a city as its primary setting; a work in this genre
sharecrop (v.) antedating 1994 in Interzone to write sharecrops
alternative history (n.) antedating 1976 Brian Ash, 'Who's Who in Science Fiction' = alternate history
fix-up (n.) antedating 1975 A.E. van Vogt, 'Reflections of A.E. van Vogt' a novel constructed from shorter material written separately
disaster novel (n.) antedating 1975 Martin Levin in the New York Times Book Review a novel that deals with a global catastrophe (natural, man-made, or extraterrestrial in origin) and its aftermath
worldbuilder (n.) antedating 1884 James Tait, 'Mind in Matter' a writer who engages in world-building
world-building (n.) antedating 1920 A.S. Eddington, 'Space, Time and Gravitation' the creation of fictional planets and their geology, geography, biology, etc., often including the history and culture of their inhabitants
space-fictional (n.) antedating 1963 Val Gielgud, 'The Goggle-Box Affair' resembling or characteristic of space fiction
bug-eyed monster (n.) antedating 1939 Martin Alger in a letter to Thrilling Wonder Stories an extra-terrestrial monster with bulging eyes
Hugo (n.) antedating 1950 in Science Fiction News Letter any of several awards presented annually at the World Science Fiction Convention for excellence in science-fiction or fantasy writing, art, publishing, etc.
SFX (n.) antedating 1981 in SF-lovers Digest special effects
slipstream (n.) antedating 1989 Bruce Sterling in SF Eye fiction which, while not classified as science fiction, engages to some extent with scientific or futuristic subject matter, esp. such fiction regarded as constituting an identifiable genre; this genre of fiction
steampunk (n.) antedating 1987 James Blaylock in Locus a subgenre of science fiction which has a historical setting (esp. based on industrialized, nineteenth-century society) and characteristically features steam-powered, mechanized machinery rather than electronic technology
hobbitry (n.) antedating 1944 J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter the cult of hobbits; hobbits collectively, or their qualities
hobbitomane (n.) antedating 1962 in the Listener a devotee of hobbits
SF/F/H (n.) antedating 1991 in Locus abbreviation for science fiction, fantasy, and horror
tie-in (n.) antedating 1962 in Publisher's Weekly a book, film, or the like published to take advantage of the appearance of the same work in another medium
shared world (n.) antedating 1985 John C. Bunnell in Dragon Magazine a fictional world in which multiple authors set their stories
postcyberpunk (n.) antedating 1998 Martin Wooster in Nova Express a subgenre of science fiction that employs some of cyberpunk's themes, especially the exploration of the effects of a high rate of technological change on society, but rejects the alienation and dystopianism of cyberpunk
sharecropping (n.) antedating 1987 Gardner Dozois, in 'The Year's Best SF Fifth Annual Collection' the practice of writing sharecrops
Frankenstein complex (n.) antedating 1947 Isaac Asimov, 'Little Lost Robot' the anxiety and distrust humans feel for robots
heroic fantasy (n.) antedating 1963 L. Sprague de Camp, 'Sword and Sorcery' = sword and sorcery
cyberpunkish (adj.) antedating 1989 Ian Watson in 'Nebula Awards 23' resembling or reminiscent of cyberpunk
sharecrop (n.) antedating 1991 John Clute in 'New Worlds 1' fiction set in a world that was created by another author
alternative world (n.) antedating 1953 Arthur C. Clarke, 'The Other Tiger' = alternate world
postcyberpunk (adj.) antedating 1990 in The Whole Earth Review of or pertaining to postcyberpunk
sharecropper (n.) antedating 1987 Gardner Dozois, in 'The Year's Best SF Fifth Annual Collection' a writer of sharecrops
sharecropped (adj.) antedating 1989 Charles N. Brown in Locus having the quality of a sharecrop
steampunk (n.) antedating 1987 K.W. Jeter in Locus a writer of steampunk
biopunk (n.) antedating 1993 in Science-Fiction Studies a subgenre of science fiction which focuses on the societal effects of biotechnology and genetic engineering
alternative universe (n.) antedating 1944 P. Schuyler Miller, 'As Never Was' = alternate world
science-fictionally (adv.) antedating 1936 in Thrilling Wonder Stories in the manner of science fiction
slipstreamer (n.) antedating 1997 I. Csicsery-Ronay in Science Fiction Studies a writer of slipstream fiction
science-fictionality (n.) antedating 1997 I. Csicsery-Ronay in Science-Fiction Studies the condition of being science-fictional
sharecrop-writer (n.) antedating 1997 in Science-Fiction Studies someone who writes sharecrops
epic fantasy (n.) antedating 1961 M. Moorcock in Amra = high fantasy
scientifictional (adj.) antedating 1929 in Amazing Stories Quarterly pertaining to or characteristic of scientifiction
cyberpunk (n.) antedating 1984 in the Washington Post Book World an author of, or protagonist in, cyberpunk
splatterpunk (n.) antedating 1987 F. Paul Wilson in Horrorstruck an author of splatterpunk writing.
science-fictionalized (adj.) antedating 1950 in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society made into science fiction
science-fictionist (n.) antedating 1939 in Astounding Science-Fiction a writer or connoisseur of science fiction
fantasy (n.) antedating 1934 in Wonder Stories a genre of fiction which contains elements of magic or the supernatural, frequently set in a world other than our own
science-fictive (adj.) antedating 1956 Elizabeth Janeway in the New York Times pertaining to or characteristic of science fiction
fantastic (adj.) antedating 1934 Hugo Gernsback in Wonder Stories having the quality of fantasy
golden age (n.) antedating 1948 Walter A. Willis in Slant an early era of science fiction, held to be the time when the literature was at its best
sf-ish (adj.) antedating 1976 Douglas S. Carey, in Galaxy abbreviation for science-fictionish
Mary Sue (n.) antedating 1973 'A Trekkie's Tale' in Menagerie a writer who inserts an idealized version of themselves in their own fan fiction; such a story or character
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