SF Criticism Citations

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sci-fic (n.) antedating 1946 Wilson (Bob) Tucker in Bloomington News Letter abbreviation for science fiction
slipstreamish (adj.) antedating 2002 Rich Horton in Locus having the characteristics or qualities of slipstream
science fictiony (adj.) antedating 1963 in the Los Angeles Times like science fiction
subgenre (n.) antedating 1961 M. Moorcock in Amra a style or category (of fiction, film, etc.) that is a sub-set of another genre
-verse (n.) antedating 1997 in Entertainment Weekly suffix designating a fictional universe
universe (n.) antedating 1970 P. Schuyler Miller in Analog a fictional setting
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
post-apocalyptic (adj.) antedating 1978 Alan Frank, 'Sci-Fi Now' = post-apocalypse
fantastic (n.) antedating 1948 Joseph de Celis in Thrilling Wonder Stories that which is fantastic
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
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
alternative reality (n.) antedating 1941 Alfred Bester, 'The Probable Man' = alternate world
uncyberpunkish (adj.) antedating 1990 Ken Rolston in Dragon Magazine not characteristic of cyberpunk
alternative future (n.) antedating 1939 C. L. Moore, 'Greater than Gods' = alternate future
genre (n.) antedating 1993 David Bischoff in Quantum genre fiction; science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror
slipstreamy (adj.) antedating 1995 SFRA Review having the characteristics or qualities of slipstream
splatterpunkish (adj.) antedating 2002 Paul Di Filippo in Asimov's characteristic of splatterpunk
post-apocalypse (adj.) antedating 1970 in the Washington Post Book World pertaining to a time or setting after the collapse of civilization
proto-cyberpunk (n.) antedating 1986 Bruce Sterling, 'Mirrorshades' a writer of proto-cyberpunk works
uchronia (n.) antedating 1986 Gordon B. Chamberlain, 'Allohistory in Science Fiction' alternate history
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
non-genre (adj.) antedating 1975 Gerald Jonas in the NYT Book Review not science fiction, fantasy, or horror; mainstream
Tolkienesque (adj.) antedating 1967 the New York Times characteristic of or resembling J.R.R. Tolkien or his writings
Tolkienian (adj.) antedating 1954 C.S. Lewis in Time and Tide of or pertaining to J.R.R. Tolkien or his writings
fantasist (n.) antedating 1923 in the Glasgow Herald a writer of fantasy
counterfactual (n.) antedating 1997 in Interzone a work of alternate history
infodumping (n.) antedating 1999 in the New York Times Book Review the practice of using infodumps in literature
disaster (adj.) antedating 1976 Lester del Rey in Analog describing a global catastrophe (natural, man-made, or extraterrestrial in origin) and its aftermath
uchronian (adj.) antedating 1986 Gordon B. Chamberlain, 'Allohistory in Science Fiction' of uchronias
steampunkish (adj.) antedating 1997 in Interzone of, pertaining to, or characteristic of steampunk
science fantasy (n.) antedating 1948 Marion Zimmer in 'Startling Stories' a genre which blends elements of science fiction and fantasy
catastrophe (adj.) antedating 1979 Baird Searles, et al., 'A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction' = disaster
technothriller (n.) antedating 1986 in the Washington Post a thriller which employs science fictional technology or gadgetry
science fictionish (adj.) antedating 1965 Anthony Boucher in the New York Times resembling or reminiscent of science fiction
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
fantasy (n.) antedating 1934 P. Enever (letter) in 'Wonder Stories' a work (story, film, etc.) in the fantasy genre
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)
Orwellian (n.) antedating 1971 in the Guardian an admirer of the works and ideas of George Orwell
science fantasy (n.) antedating 1943 P. S. Miller in Astounding Science Fiction a work of science fantasy
dystopianism (n.) antedating 1962 C. Walsh, 'From Utopia to Nightmare' dystopian quality or characteristics
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
pulp science fiction (n.) antedating 1948 in the New York Times science fiction published in the pulp magazines of the early Twentieth Century
soft science fiction (n.) antedating 1978 George S. Elrick, 'Science Fiction Handbook' science fiction based on the soft sciences
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
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
military science fiction (n.) antedating 1972 Jerry Pounelle, in "Hammer's Slammers" science fiction that focuses on the military and warfare
uchronic (adj.) antedating 1991 in Locus of uchronias
fantastic (n.) antedating 1947 Paul F. Anderson in Thrilling Wonder Stories a work of fantasy
scientifictionist (n.) antedating 1935 in Wonder Stories a fan or writer of science fiction
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