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antigravity (adj.) antedating 1896 George Parsons Lathrop &Thomas A. Edison, "In the Deep of Time" pertaining to something that negates or cancels the effect of gravity
inertial damper (n.) any evidence 1998 Greg Cox, 'Assignment: Eternity' a hypothetical device used for partially neutralising the effects of inertia
inertial dampener (n.) any evidence 1998 L. A. Graf & M. J. Friedman. 'War Dragons' = inertial damper
esper (n.) antedating 1942 E.E. Smith, "Storm Cloud on Deka" a person with extrasensory powers
xenobiologically (adv.) any evidence 1958 in F&SF
spacing (n.) any evidence 1954 George O. Smith, 'Spacemen Lost' the trade of being a spaceman
deep-space (adj.) antedating 1948 Murray Leinster, "Planet of Sand" of or in deep space, also "deep space" and "deepspace"
antigrav (n.) antedating 1941 Theodore Sturgeon,'The Artnan Process' short form of anti-gravity
dirtside (n.) antedating 1953 Robert A. Heinlein, "Starman Jones" the surface of a planet
space-going (adj.) antedating 1944 'Sgt. Gerald Vance', "Double Cross on Mars" space-travelling
avian (adj.) antedating 1931 Olaf Stapledon, "Last and First Men" bird-like
space fleet (n.) antedating 1934 E.E. Smith, "The Skylark of Valeron" a fleet of spaceships
prime directive (n.) antedating 1956 Poul Anderson, "The Live Coward" a rule or law that overrides or guides other rules or laws; in particular a rule forbidding interference in the affairs of aliens which have not yet achieved space travel
earthborn (n.) antedating 1940 Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness" People born on the Earth
other-dimensional (adj.) antedating 1934 C. L. Moore, 'Scarlet Dream' of or from another dimension
insectoid (adj.) antedating 1953 Richard S. Shaver, "Beyond the Barrier" insect-like
avian (n.) antedating 1948 William Tenn, 'The Ionian Cycle' a bird-like living creature (but not a bird)
off-planet (adv.) antedating 1953 H. Beam Piper, "Ullr Uprising" away from a particular planet; towards or on another planet; in or into space
countergravity (n.) any evidence 1950 Jack Vance, "The Dying Earth" =anti-gravity
countergrav (n.) any evidence 1955 Richard Wilson, "The Girls from Planet 5" =anti-gravity
light-week (n.) antedating 1934 E.E. Smith, 'Skylark of Valeron' the distance light travels in one week
space-conquest (n.) antedating 1942 'Martin Pearson', "The Embassy" the conquest of territory in outer space, in other solar systems or on other planets
earthgirl (n.) antedating 1936 A. Macfadyen, Jr., 'The Time Decelerator' a girl or woman from the planet Earth
carbon-based (adj.) antedating 1939 Max C. Sheridan, "The Human Equation" based on the chemistry of carbon compounds: usually describing life, contrasted with that based on other chemical elements
gravity well (n.) antedating 1963 Winston P. Sanders (Poul Anderson), 'Industrial Revolution' the vicinity of a large mass, such as a planet or star, in which significant energy must be expended in order to move a long away from the mass
terrestrian (adj.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' of Earth
planetfall (n.) antedating 1940 Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness" a landing upon a planet after a journey through space.
pressor (n.) antedating 1940 E. E. Smith 'Gray Lensman' =pressor beam
mind control (n.) antedating 1940 Neil R. Jones, Cat-men of Aemt the ability to control another person's thoughts or actions telepathically
faster-than-light (adj.) antedating 1940 D. D. Sharp, "The Lodestone Core" that is traveling or can travel faster than light
Earthward (adv.) antedating 1939 'Dennis Clive', "Valley of Pretenders" toward the planet Earth (as opposed to toward the ground)
alien (adj.) antedating 1920 Of or pertaining to an (intelligent) being or beings from another planet; that derives from another world.
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
space travel (n.) antedating 1929 Clare Winger Harris & Miles J. Breuer "A Baby on Neptune" travel through outer space
off-world (adj.) antedating 1950 Bernard I Kahn, A Pinch of Culture of or relating to another world; originating from or located in a place outside one's native world or planet
home planet (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' = homeworld
visiplate (n.) antedating 1930 E.E. 'Doc' Smith, 'Skylark Three' a screen capable of displaying a visual image
neutronium (n.) antedating 1930 E.E. 'Doc' Smith, ''Skylark Three a material composed entirely of neutrons
vacuum suit (n.) antedating 1930 E. E. Smith, "Skylark Three" a spacesuit
ultrawave (n.) antedating 1939 Lester del Rey, 'Habit' a wave phenomenon that propagates faster than the speed of light: a communication system using such a wave
nova bomb (n.) antedating 1953 Robert A. Heinlein, Gulf an extremely powerful nuclear bomb
Blowup (n.) any evidence 1945 Lewis Padgett, 'Beggars In Velvet' an atomic war; usually with 'the'
beanstalk (n.) any evidence 1982 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Friday' a space elevator
collapsium (n.) any evidence 1958 H Beam Piper, Graveyard of Dreams any of a variety of extremely high-density substances
earth-norm (n.) antedating 1951 Milton Lesser, ''A' as in Android' = earth-normal
earthie (n.) antedating 1947 James MacCreigh, 'Donovan Had a Dream' an earthling
space pilot (n.) antedating 1932 John W. Campbell,Jr, 'Invaders From the Infinite' a pilot of a spaceship
spacewoman (n.) antedating 1939 Nelson S. Bond, "The Mercurian Menace" a female space traveler
suit up (v.) antedating 1951 Robert A. Heinlein, "The Black Pits of Luna" to put on a spacesuit
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