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dimension (n.) antedating 1930 Ed Earl Repp's 'The Red Dimension' an alternate reality coexisting with our own; a parallel universe
dimensional (adj.) antedating 1928 Kirk Meadowcroft, 'The Invisible Bubble"' in the sf sense of 'dimension'
dirtball (n.) antedating 1978 Richard A. Lupoff, "Space War Blues" a planet
dirtside (n.) antedating 1953 Robert A. Heinlein, "Starman Jones" the surface of a planet
dirtside (adj.) antedating 1953 Heinlein, "Starman Jones" on the surface of a planet (as opposed to in space)
dirtside (adv.) antedating 1957 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Double Star' toward the surface of a planet
dirtsider (n.) any evidence 1984 Timothy Zahn, "Return to the Fold" a spacer's term for an inhabitant of a planet
disintegrator (n.) antedating 1903 George Griffith, The World Masters a disintegrating weapon
disruptor (n.) antedating 1931 Schachner & Zagat 'The Emperor of the Stars' A weapon that causes disruption to some structure or function of its target, such as an object's interatomic bonds, or a person's neural function.
droid (n.) antedating 1952 Abbreviation for "android", but also used generically for a robot
drone (n.) antedating 1967 Mike Hodous' 'Dead End' a robot
dropshaft (n.) antedating 1957 Harlan Ellison, 'Deeper Than the Darkness' a liftshaft with no lift-cages, using controlled gravity to move people up and down at high speed
Dyson sphere (n.) antedating 1970 Larry Niven, Ringworld an artificial structure, in the form of a hollow shell surrounding a star.
earthborn (n.) antedating 1940 Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness" People born on the Earth
earthborn (adj.) antedating 1900 George Griffith, 'A Honeymoon in Space' also 'earth-born'; originating on the planet Earth, as opposed to outer space or another celestial body
earthbound (adj.) antedating 1935 headed toward the planet Earth
earthbound (adj.) antedating 1937 E.E. Smith, 'Galactic Patrol' unable to leave the planet Earth
earther (n.) antedating 1952 C.M. Kornbluth, "Make Mine Mars" an inhabitant of Earth
earth folk (n.) antedating 1931 Charles Willard Diffin, 'Brood of the Dark Moon' = earthpeople
earthgirl (n.) antedating 1936 A. Macfadyen, Jr., 'The Time Decelerator' a girl or woman from the planet Earth
Earthian (n.) antedating 1907 an Earthling
earthian (n.) any evidence 1943 Clifford Simak, "Hunch" the language spoken on Earth
Earthian (adj.) antedating 1907 of or pertaining to the Earth or Earthlings
earthie (n.) antedating 1947 James MacCreigh, 'Donovan Had a Dream' an earthling
earthlike (adj.) antedating 1928 E.E. Smith, The Skylark of Space like the Earth
earthling (n.) antedating 1858 Fayetteville (N. Carolina) Observer An inhabitant of the earth.
earthman (n.) antedating 1913 Reinhard A. Wetzel, The New Relativity in Physics human living on or from this planet
earth-norm (n.) antedating 1951 Milton Lesser, ''A' as in Android' = earth-normal
Earth-normal (adj.) antedating 1932 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Electronic Siege' as normally found on earth, such as gravity or atmosphere
earthperson (n.) antedating 1922 Ray Cummings, 'The Fire People' a human who lives on or is from the Earth
earthrise (n.) antedating 1891 Philip Burne-Jones, "Earth-rise from the Moon" (painting title) The rising of earth above the horizon, as seen from another planet.
earthship (n.) antedating 1933 Syracuse (N.Y.) Herald A spacecraft from or belonging to earth
earthside (n.) any evidence 1953 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Starman Jones' an earthside location or organization. Also "earth-side".
Earthside (adj.) antedating 1951 Cyril Judd, 'Mars Child' on or from the planet Earth
Earthside (adv.) antedating 1947 Hudson Hastings, 'The Big Night'
Earth-type (adj.) antedating 1941 Robert A. Heinlein, Methuselah's Children 'like the planet Earth', usually in the phrase 'an earth-type planet'
earth-type (adj.) antedating 1941 Jack Williamson, 'Son of Two Worlds' being of Earth style or manufacture
Earthward (adj.) antedating 1940 Robert Heinlein, 'Requiem' facing toward the planet earth
Earthward (adv.) antedating 1939 'Dennis Clive', "Valley of Pretenders" toward the planet Earth (as opposed to toward the ground)
earthwoman (n.) antedating 1934 Frank K. Kelly, 'Famine on Mars' a woman living on or from this planet
eetee (n.) antedating 1956 Robert A. Heinlein, Double Star = ET
elsewhen (n.) antedating 1943 Anthony Boucher, Elsewhen another time
elsewhen (adv.) antedating 1984 Robert Silverberg, Far Side of the Bell_shaped curve (in time-travel situations) at another point in time
empath (n.) antedating 1956 J.T. McIntosh, Empath one with the empathic ability to sense others' emotions.
empathic (adj.) antedating 1959 having the ability of empathy (in the SF sense)
empathy (n.) antedating 1955 Poul Anderson, The Long Way Home The (extra-)sensory perception of others emotions
energy gun (n.) any evidence 1941 A.E. van Vogt, The Seesaw a weapon firing a beam of energy =ray gun
energy screen (n.) any evidence 1939 A.E. van Vogt, 'Discord in Scarlet' a barrier made of or against energy: a force field
energy weapon (n.) antedating 1941 A.E. van Vogt, The Seesaw a weapon that fires a beam of energy
escape pod (n.) antedating 1976 George Lucas, 'Star Wars' a small, minimally equipped spacecraft for emergency use (see lifeboat)
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