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genre fantasy (n.) antedating 1996 Brian Stableford in Science-Fiction Studies stories, novels, etc. that are explicity written or published in the genre of fantasy, as opposed to ones which contain fantastic or supernatural elements but are written or published as mainstream or in another genre
genre science fiction (n.) antedating 1971 Norman Spinrad, 'The New Tomorrows' stories, novels, etc. that are explicity written or published as science fiction, as opposed to ones which contain science-fictional elements but are written or published as mainstream or in another genre
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
Gotham (n.) antedating 1807 Washington Irving, 'Salmagundi' a fictional New York City
hard science fiction (n.) antedating 1957 P. Schuyler Miller in Astounding Science Fiction science fiction which does not violate known scientific laws; science fiction based on the hard sciences
heroic fantasy (n.) antedating 1963 L. Sprague de Camp, 'Sword and Sorcery' = sword and sorcery
high fantasy (n.) antedating 1973 in the New York Times Book Review a genre of fantasy set in an imaginary world with a medieval-style society and level of technology, usually featuring a quest or a conflict between Good and Evil, and often written in an elevated style
hobbitomane (n.) antedating 1962 in the Listener a devotee of hobbits
hobbitry (n.) antedating 1944 J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter the cult of hobbits; hobbits collectively, or their qualities
horror (n.) antedating 1898 in the Philadelphia Inquirer a genre intended to create a feeling of fear in the reader or viewer, especially one employing supernatural elements or monstrous creatures
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.
imaginative (adj.) antedating 1936 Willis Conover, Jr. in Thrilling Wonder Stories pertaining to science fiction, fantasy, and horror; not realistic or mimetic (often in "imaginative fiction" or "imaginative literature")
infodump (n.) antedating 1987 in comp.sys.atari.st (Usenet newsgroup) a large (often unwieldy or indigestible) amount of information supplied all at once; spec. as background or descriptive information in a narrative
infodumping (n.) antedating 1999 in the New York Times Book Review the practice of using infodumps in literature
interplanetary (n.) antedating 1939 Charles Hornig in Science Fiction a story about interplanetary travel
mad scientist (n.) antedating 1908 R. McDonald, 'Mad scientist: a tale of the future' a scientist who is insane or eccentric, esp. so as to be dangerous or evil: a stock figure of melodramatic horror stories
mainstream (adj.) antedating 1953 R. Moore in R. Bretnor's 'Modern Science Fiction' belonging to or characteristic of the dominant or traditional literary modes, especially mimetic fiction
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
military science fiction (n.) antedating 1972 Jerry Pounelle, in "Hammer's Slammers" science fiction that focuses on the military and warfare
milsf (n.) any evidence = military science fiction
Nebula (n.) antedating 1966 in the SFWA Bulletin any of several awards given annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing
New Wave (n.) antedating 1968 Brian Aldiss in 'England Swings SF' a loose movement in science fiction writing from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, characterized by an experimental approach to narrative structures and language and an emphasis on nuanced social, moral, or psychological conflict rather than on technological concerns
non-genre (adj.) antedating 1975 Gerald Jonas in the NYT Book Review not science fiction, fantasy, or horror; mainstream
off-trail (adj.) antedating 1947 Raymond A. Palmer in Amazing Stories science fiction, fantasy, or horror
Orwellian (n.) antedating 1971 in the Guardian an admirer of the works and ideas of George Orwell
Orwellian (adj.) antedating 1950 M. McCarthy, 'On the Contrary' characteristic or suggestive of the writings of George Orwell, esp. of the totalitarian state depicted in his dystopian account of the future, Nineteen Eighty-four (1949)
planetary romance (n.) antedating 1978 Russell Letson in 'The Green Odyssey' a subgenre of science fiction that focuses on adventures taken on a planet's surface, especially in which the description of the planet is integral to the story
post-apocalypse (adj.) antedating 1970 in the Washington Post Book World pertaining to a time or setting after the collapse of civilization
post-apocalyptic (adj.) antedating 1978 Alan Frank, 'Sci-Fi Now' = post-apocalypse
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
postcyberpunk (adj.) antedating 1990 in The Whole Earth Review of or pertaining to postcyberpunk
postholocaust (adj.) antedating 1977 in Starlog = post-apocalypse
primary world (n.) antedating 1947 J.R.R. Tolkien, 'On Fairy-Stories' the real world, as opposed to the secondary world of a work of fiction
proto-cyberpunk (n.) antedating 1986 Bruce Sterling, 'Mirrorshades' a writer of proto-cyberpunk works
proto-cyberpunk (adj.) antedating 1991 in Extrapolation pertaining to works that prefigure the themes of cyberpunk
proto-science fiction (n.) antedating 1962 Damon Knight, 'A Century of Science Fiction' literary works that prefigure the themes of science fiction, especially ones involving fantastic voyages or technological innovations
pseudo-science (n.) antedating 1927 Willis Knapp Jones in "The Author & Journalist" science-fiction
pseudo-scientific (adj.) antedating 1927 in Amazing Stories of or pertaining to science fiction
pulp science fiction (n.) antedating 1948 in the New York Times science fiction published in the pulp magazines of the early Twentieth Century
science fantasy (n.) antedating 1931 Clare Winger Harris in Wonder Stories science fiction
science fantasy (n.) antedating 1948 Marion Zimmer in 'Startling Stories' a genre which blends elements of science fiction and fantasy
science fantasy (n.) antedating 1950 W. Gillings in Science-Fantasy a genre of science fiction characterized by phenomena which are thought to be scientifically impossible (such as time travel or FTL drives); soft science fiction
science fantasy (n.) antedating 1943 P. S. Miller in Astounding Science Fiction a work of science fantasy
science fiction (n.) interdating 1851-1927 W. Wilson, 'Little Earnest Book upon a Great Old Subject' imaginative fiction based on postulated scientific discoveries or spectacular environmental changes, freq. set in the future or on other planets and involving space or time travel
science fictional (adj.) antedating 1932 Forrest Ackerman in Astounding pertaining to or characteristic of science fiction
science-fictionality (n.) antedating 1997 I. Csicsery-Ronay in Science-Fiction Studies the condition of being science-fictional
science-fictionalized (adj.) antedating 1950 in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society made into science fiction
science-fictionally (adv.) antedating 1936 in Thrilling Wonder Stories in the manner of science fiction
science-fictioner (n.) antedating 1954 Forrest J. Ackerman in Imagination a film on a science fiction theme
science fictionish (adj.) antedating 1965 Anthony Boucher in the New York Times resembling or reminiscent of science fiction
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