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gravitic (adj.) antedating 1935 "Don A. Stuart", 'Rebellion' relating to gravitics
gravitically (adv.) antedating 1982 in a way that uses or is explained by gravitics
gravitics (n.) antedating 1944 Malcolm Jameson, Tricky Tonnage the science of manipulating gravity
graviton (n.) antedating 1941 Ross Rocklynne, Time Wants A Skeleton a hypothetical particle that mediates gravity, analogous to the photon for electromagnetism
gravity screen (n.) antedating 1930 S.P. Meek in Amazing Stories
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
gravs (n.) antedating 1940 'George Danzell', 'The Castaway' anti-gravitational propulsion devices
grok (v.) 1961 coined by Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land to perceive or understand fully; to feel empathy with; to enjoy, appreciate
groundcar (n.) antedating 1937 E.E. Smith, "Galactic Patrol" a car incapable of flight (in contrast with 'aircar')
groundhog (n.) antedating 1942 Robert Heinlein, 'Waldo' a person who has never been in space
group mind (n.) antedating 1931 Olaf Stapledon, "Last and First Men" A collective intelligence composed of individual intelligences combined into a larger whole.
gyro (n.) antedating 1936 a flying machine (from "autogiro")
gyro-bus (n.) antedating 1936 John Beynon (Wyndham), 'Planet Plane' a flying bus
gyro-cab (n.) any evidence 1947 Jerry Shelton, 'You are forbidden!' a flying taxi
heat ray (n.) antedating 1898 H. G. Wells, 'War of the Worlds'
helicab (n.) antedating 1950 John Weston, "Heli-cab Hack" a helicopter-based flying taxi
hive-mind (n.) antedating 1950 James Schmitz, "Second Night of Summer" =group mind
hobbit-hole (n.) antedating 1937 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit a hobbit's house; or a small cozy house
hobbitish (adj.) antedating 1966 resembling a hobbit, hobbit-like
hobbitlike (adj.) any evidence 1964 J.R.R. Tolkien, letter to Naomi Mitchison like a hobbit
holo (n.) antedating 1970 Larry Niven, Ringworld a three-dimensional image, or device for displaying such images; contraction of "hologram"
holocam (n.) antedating 1968 John Brunner, "Stand on Zanzibar" a camera for taking three-dimesnsional holographic pictures. Looking for both 'holocam' and 'holocamera'
holodeck (n.) antedating 1987 David Gerrold, "Encounter at Farpoint" a computer controlled artificial physical environment (Star Trek)
holovision (n.) antedating 1968 three-dimensional television
home planet (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' = homeworld
home star (n.) antedating 1939 Clifford Simak, "The Cosmic Engineers" the star which the homeworld orbits.
homeworld (n.) antedating 1900 George Griffiths, A Honeymoon in Space The world on which an individual was born, or on which a species originated
homo superior (n.) antedating 1935 Olaf Stapledon, "Odd John" the hypothetical superior successor species to homo sapiens.
hovercar (n.) antedating 1959 in The Progress a car that utilizes an air-cushion as a means of support
hull (v.) antedating 1942 to make a hole in the hull of a spaceship (usu. in passive)
hulled (adj.) antedating 1941 Leigh Brackett, 'Retreat to the Stars' used of a spaceship whose hull has been penetrated
humanoid (n.) antedating 1940 Isaac Asimov, Homo Sol A non-human being that has a human-like bodily form
humanoid (adj.) antedating 1944 Isaac Asimov 'Evidence' of a robot or alien that is of human form
hyperdrive (n.) antedating 1949 Startling Stories a spaceship drive that enables travel faster than the speed of light.
hyperspace (n.) antedating 1928 Kirk Meadowcroft, "The Invisible Bubble" a hypothetical realm existing alongside our own; a parallel universe
impervium (n.) antedating 1942 F. Orlin Tremaine, "A Leader for Korcin" a near-indestructible synthetic material or alloy
inertial dampener (n.) any evidence 1998 L. A. Graf & M. J. Friedman. 'War Dragons' = inertial damper
inertial damper (n.) any evidence 1998 Greg Cox, 'Assignment: Eternity' a hypothetical device used for partially neutralising the effects of inertia
inertial damping (n.) any evidence 1987 Greg Bear, "Eon"
inhuman (adj.) antedating 1930 Edward E. Smith, 'Skylark Three' not human; alien
inner space (n.) antedating 1958 the human mind (as a metaphorical contrat to "outer space")
insectoid (n.) antedating 1937 Olaf Stapledon, "Star Maker" An insect-like creature
insectoid (adj.) antedating 1953 Richard S. Shaver, "Beyond the Barrier" insect-like
in-system (adj.) antedating 1971 Larry Niven, 'A Gift From Earth'
in-system (adv.) antedating 1961 Keith Laumer, 'Stranger in Paradox'
intergalactic (adj.) antedating 1920 Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 2 1920 Situated between the galaxies; of, pertaining to, or occupying the regions between galaxies.
intergalactically (adv.) antedating 1980 in Punch between galaxies
interworld (adj.) antedating 1937 J.B. Walter, 'Scientifacts' between or occurring between planets
ion drive (n.) antedating 1947 Jack Williamson, The Equalizer a spacecraft propulsion system that uses electrically accelerated ions.
jack in (v.) antedating 1970 connect to a computer
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