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matter transmission (n.) antedating 1931 J. Schlossel, "Extra-Galactic Invaders" the transportation of material objects by a (hypothetical) process analogous to radio transmission
matter transmitter (n.) antedating 1931 L. F. Stone, in Wonder Stories a device for matter transmission
matter-transmitting (adj.) antedating 1932 Jack Williamson, 'The Moon Era' of or relating to matter transmission
terrene (adj.) antedating 1931 Clark Ashton Smith, Adventure in Futurity composed of matter (as opposed to anti-matter)
space lanes (n.) antedating 1932 Neil R. Jones, Spacewrecked on Venus established routes through space
spacewrecked (adj.) antedating 1932 Neil R. Jones, Spacewrecked on Venus wrecked in space
visiphone (n.) antedating 1934 1934, E. E. Smith 'Triplanetary' = videophone
moon base (n.) antedating 1947 Bryce Walton, Assignment in the Dawn a base on the Moon
spacewreck (n.) any evidence 1943 Henry Kuttner, 'Soldiers of Space' the wreck of a spaceship
space armor (n.) antedating 1932 Raymond Z. Gallun, The Revolt of the Star Men = a space suit
spaceboat (n.) antedating 1932 Raymond Z. Gallun, Revolt of the Star Men = spaceship
spaceman (n.) antedating 1931 Raymond Z. Gallun, Revolt of the Star Men one who travels in space or comes from another planet
thought-controlled (n.) antedating 1977 C. Thomas, Firefox of devices: controlled by a person's thoughts or neural impulses
skinsuit (n.) antedating 1957 Forrest J Ackerman in Imaginative Tales a thin, tightly-fitting spacesuit or clothing convertible to a spacesuit)
posthuman (adj.) antedating 1952 P. S. Miller of or relating to posthumans
space-burned (adj.) antedating 1946 Richard S. Shaver, "Earth Slaves to Space" tanned to the point of burning from being in space
space-bound (adj.) antedating 1960 in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact restricted to space; also, headed for space
Clarke orbit (n.) antedating 1974 Howard Miles, "Artificial satellite observing and its applications" geosynchronous orbit
Clarke's Third Law (n.) antedating 1968 Arthur C. Clarke, letter to Science "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Solarian (n.) antedating 1851 Charles Fourier, The Passions of the Human Soul an inhabitant of Sol
anti-gravitation (n.) antedating 1930 T. Wolf, Can Man Free Himself From Gravity a hypothetical force opposed to gravity
ray (v.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' to fire a ray at
terrestial (adj.) antedating 1938 Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr., "The Exterminators" of or from the planet Earth or an earthling
terrestial (n.) antedating 1936 Clemence Dane, 'American Fairy Tales' a person from the planet Earth
earthside (n.) any evidence 1953 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Starman Jones' an earthside location or organization. Also "earth-side".
needler (n.) antedating 1937 a weapon that produces a very narrow beam of energy; or, one who operates such a weapon
Earthian (adj.) antedating 1907 of or pertaining to the Earth or Earthlings
space-tanned (adj.) antedating 1942 Cleve Cartmill, 'Some Day We'll Find You' Having a space tan
subetherics (n.) any evidence 1948 George O. Smith, "The Trans-Galactic Twins"
space tan (n.) antedating 1942 Will Stewart (Jack Williamson), 'Collision Orbit' A tan caused by being in space, exposed to the light of suns unfiltered by planetary atmospheres
sub-ether (n.) antedating 1930 Edward E. Smith, 'Skylark Three' the medium through which faster-than-light signals propagate
pseudogravity (n.) antedating 1941 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Common Sense'
subetheric (adj.) antedating 1940 Robert A. Heinlein
flash crowd (n.) any evidence
flame pistol (n.) antedating 1931 Harl Vincent, "Invisible Ships" a pistol that shoots flames
subetheric (n.) any evidence 1974 Isaac Asimov, 'The Last Question'
dirtball (n.) antedating 1978 Richard A. Lupoff, "Space War Blues" a planet
robomb (n.) antedating 1944 Saturday Night (Toronto) 22 July a robot bomb
Earthian (n.) antedating 1907 an Earthling
normal space (n.) antedating 1931 John W. Campbell Jr., "Islands of Space" the space in which we live, as contrasted with hyperspace etc.
nightside (n.) antedating 1914 John R. Kippax, 'The Call of the Stars' that part of an astronomical body facing away from the Sun.
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.
super-computer (n.) antedating 1951 H. B. Fyfe, "Thinking Machine" an extremely powerful computer
trideo (n.) antedating 1953 James E. Gunn, "Breaking Point" a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
lightspeed (n.) antedating 1912 anonymous, in Frederick (Maryland) Post , 'Measuring light speed' the speed of light
space traveller (n.) antedating 1928 Harold Scott, letter in Amazing Stories a traveler through outer space
threedy (n.) any evidence 1984 Suzette Haden Elgin, "Native Tongue" three-dimensional television or film
inertial damping (n.) any evidence 1987 Greg Bear, "Eon"
insectoid (n.) antedating 1937 Olaf Stapledon, "Star Maker" An insect-like creature
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
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