SF Criticism Citations

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space-operatic (adj.) antedating 1953 L. Sprague de Camp, 'Science-Fiction Handbook' like or of space opera
scientifictionally (adv.) antedating 1943 Astonishing Stories in a scientifictional manner
scientific fiction (n.) antedating 1876 W. H. L. Barnes in 'Caxton's Book' science fiction
interplanetary (n.) antedating 1939 Charles Hornig in Science Fiction a story about interplanetary travel
pseudo-scientific (adj.) antedating 1927 in Amazing Stories of or pertaining to science fiction
pseudo-science (n.) antedating 1927 Willis Knapp Jones in "The Author & Journalist" science-fiction
fantastical (n.) antedating 1995 Kathy Maio in F&SF that which is fantastical
different story (n.) antedating 1928 in Amazing Stories a science fiction, fantasy, or weird story
off-trail (adj.) antedating 1947 Raymond A. Palmer in Amazing Stories science fiction, fantasy, or horror
soft science fiction (n.) antedating 1984 David Hartwell, 'Age of Wonders' science fiction in which the scientific elements are relatively unimportant to the story
dark fantasy (n.) antedating 1987 J.N. Williamson, 'How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction' horror
epic fantasy (n.) antedating 1961 M. Moorcock in Amra = sword and sorcery
utopic (adj.) antedating 1953 Bernard Wolfe, 'Limbo' that embodies or proposes utopian ideals
weird (adj.) antedating 1934 in Astounding Stories describing supernatural horror (often in "weird fiction," "weird tale," etc.)
imaginative (adj.) antedating 1936 Willis Conover, Jr. in Thrilling Wonder Stories pertaining to science fiction, fantasy, and horror; not realistic or mimetic (often in "imaginative fiction" or "imaginative literature")
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
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
primary world (n.) antedating 1947 J.R.R. Tolkien, 'On Fairy-Stories' the real world, as opposed to the secondary world of a work of fiction
weird (n.) antedating 1947 in Startling Stories that which is weird (in the sense of supernatural or fantastic)
edisonade (n.) antedating 1993 John Clute, 'The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction' a story featuring a young male inventor who uses his inventions and ingenuity to defeat his foes or to explore new territory
Buck Rogers (n.) antedating 1936 Lima (Ohio) News used attributively to indicate something science-fictional, especially relating to or suggestive of stereotypical or hackneyed science fiction
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