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science-fictionist (n.) antedating 1939 in Astounding Science-Fiction a writer or connoisseur of science fiction
science fictiony (adj.) antedating 1963 in the Los Angeles Times like science fiction
science-fictive (adj.) antedating 1956 Elizabeth Janeway in the New York Times pertaining to or characteristic of science fiction
scientific fiction (n.) antedating 1876 W. H. L. Barnes in 'Caxton's Book' science fiction
scientific romance (n.) antedating 1873 G. M. Towle translated by A. Marx, Introduction to "Tour of the World in Eighty Days" proto-science fiction written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (especially in Britain), exemplified by H.G. Wells, and in later use, science fiction that is similar in style or approach; also, a work of this kind
scientifiction (n.) antedating 1916 Hugo Gernsback in Electrical Experimenter science fiction
scientifictional (adj.) antedating 1929 in Amazing Stories Quarterly pertaining to or characteristic of scientifiction
scientifictionally (adv.) antedating 1943 Astonishing Stories in a scientifictional manner
scientifictionist (n.) antedating 1935 in Wonder Stories a fan or writer of science fiction
sci-fi (n.) antedating 1954 Variety abbreviation of science fiction
sci-fic (n.) antedating 1946 Wilson (Bob) Tucker in Bloomington News Letter abbreviation for science fiction
secondary world (n.) antedating 1947 J.R.R. Tolkien, 'On Fairy-Stories' the setting of a work of fantasy where the setting is different from the real world but is internally consistent
sense of wonder (n.) antedating 1881 'History of Sangamon County, Illinois' a feeling of awakening or awe brought on by an expansion of one's awareness of what may be possible; the primary emotional experience of reading science fiction
sf (n.) antedating 1929 in Science Wonder Stories abbreviation for science fiction
SF/F/H (n.) antedating 1991 in Locus abbreviation for science fiction, fantasy, and horror
sf-ish (adj.) antedating 1976 Douglas S. Carey, in Galaxy abbreviation for science-fictionish
sfnal (adj.) antedating 1981 Robert Sabella in Science Fiction Review abreviation for science-fictional
SFX (n.) antedating 1981 in SF-lovers Digest special effects
sharecrop (n.) antedating 1991 John Clute in 'New Worlds 1' fiction set in a world that was created by another author
sharecrop (v.) antedating 1994 in Interzone to write sharecrops
sharecropped (adj.) antedating 1989 Charles N. Brown in Locus having the quality of a sharecrop
sharecropper (n.) antedating 1987 Gardner Dozois, in 'The Year's Best SF Fifth Annual Collection' a writer of sharecrops
sharecropping (n.) antedating 1987 Gardner Dozois, in 'The Year's Best SF Fifth Annual Collection' the practice of writing sharecrops
sharecrop-writer (n.) antedating 1997 in Science-Fiction Studies someone who writes sharecrops
shared world (n.) antedating 1985 John C. Bunnell in Dragon Magazine a fictional world in which multiple authors set their stories
skiffy (n.) antedating 1984 David Hartwell in 'Age of Wonders' sci-fi
slash (n.) antedating 1984 in 'Not Tonight, Spock!' a subgenre of fiction, originally published in fanzines and now esp. online, in which characters who appear together in popular films or other media are portrayed as having a sexual (esp. homosexual) relationship
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
slipstreamer (n.) antedating 1997 I. Csicsery-Ronay in Science Fiction Studies a writer of slipstream fiction
slipstreamish (adj.) antedating 2002 Rich Horton in Locus having the characteristics or qualities of slipstream
slipstreamy (adj.) antedating 1995 SFRA Review having the characteristics or qualities of slipstream
soft science fiction (n.) antedating 1978 George S. Elrick, 'Science Fiction Handbook' science fiction based on the soft sciences
soft science fiction (n.) antedating 1984 David Hartwell, 'Age of Wonders' science fiction in which the scientific elements are relatively unimportant to the story
space fiction (n.) antedating 1948 Walt Sheldon, 'Perfect Servant' science fiction set in space or on other worlds, or involving space travel
space-fictional (n.) antedating 1963 Val Gielgud, 'The Goggle-Box Affair' resembling or characteristic of space fiction
space opera (n.) antedating 1941 'Bob' Tucker in 'Le Zombie' a genre of science fiction which uses stock characters and settings, especially those of Westerns translated into outer space; a genre of science fiction in which the action spans across a galaxy or galaxies; a work of these genres
space-operatic (adj.) antedating 1953 L. Sprague de Camp, 'Science-Fiction Handbook' like or of space opera
speculative fiction (n.) antedating 1889 Lippincontt's Monthly Magazine science fiction; fiction which includes science-fictional elements but which is perceived to fall outside that genre
splatterpunk (n.) antedating 1987 D.W. Taylor in Horrorstruck a subgenre of horror fiction characterized by the frequent and graphic description of grisly violence, bloody deaths, and extreme sexual situations; (in later use also) a similar genre of cinema, computer games, etc.
splatterpunk (n.) antedating 1987 F. Paul Wilson in Horrorstruck an author of splatterpunk writing.
splatterpunkish (adj.) antedating 2002 Paul Di Filippo in Asimov's characteristic of splatterpunk
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
steampunk (n.) antedating 1987 K.W. Jeter in Locus a writer of steampunk
steampunkish (adj.) antedating 1997 in Interzone of, pertaining to, or characteristic of steampunk
Sturgeon's Law (n.) antedating 1960 P.S. Miller in Analog a humorous aphorism which maintains that most of any body of published material, knowledge, etc., or (more generally) of everything is worthless: based on a statement by Sturgeon, usually later cited as '90 per cent of everything is crap'
sub-creation (n.) 1947 J.R.R. Tolkien, 'On Fairy-Stories' the process of inventing an imaginary or secondary world, different from the primary world but internally consistent
sub-creator (n.) 1947 J.R.R. Tolkien, 'On Fairy-Stories' one who engages in sub-creation
subgenre (n.) antedating 1961 M. Moorcock in Amra a style or category (of fiction, film, etc.) that is a sub-set of another genre
sword and sorcery (n.) antedating 1961 Fritz Leiber in Ancalagon a subgenre of fantasy which describes the adventures of larger-than-life heroes or heroines in bronze-age or medieval settings, and especially their battles with magical or supernatural foes
swords and sandals (n.) antedating 1978 Alan Frank, 'Sci-Fi Now' a genre of films set in the ancient world
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