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Word Cite needed Description
prespaceflight (adj.) any evidence 1972 George Zebrowski, 'The Omega Point' from, or characteristic of, a time before spaceflight
jumpship (n.) antedating 1957 'Rose Sharon', "The Lady Was a Tramp" a spaceship that makes interstellar jumps.
jump engine (n.) antedating 1981 "Universe Gamesmasters' Guide" = jump drive
jump point (n.) antedating 1964 Christopher Anvil, "Bill for Delivery" A special physical location where interstellar jumps are possible
gyro-cab (n.) any evidence 1947 Jerry Shelton, 'You are forbidden!' a flying taxi
continuum (n.) antedating 1938 Henry Kuttner, Jack Williamson sense wanted is that commonly used in SF, a universe
Vegan (adj.) antedating 1940 Editorial, Thrilling Wonder Stories of or pertaining to Vega or its imaginary inhabitants
rimworld (n.) antedating 1957 Robert A. Heinlein, "Citizen of the Galaxy" a planet orbiting a star at the edge, or rim, of the galaxy
null-g (n.) antedating 1953 Oliver Saari, "The Space Man" including 'null gee', 'null g', 'null-gee' etc.
viewplate (n.) antedating 1928 Philip Francis Nowlan, "Armageddon 2419 A.D."
needle gun (n.) antedating 1939 Ross Rocklynne, "The Empress of Mars" a gun that fires needles; or, a gun producing a very narrow beam of energy
photon torpedo (n.) antedating 1968 S.E, Whitfield, Making of Star Trek a hypothetical nuclear weapon in which a destructive force is generated by a collision of matter and antimatter
light-speed (n.) any evidence 1932 John W. Campbell, "Invaders From the Infinite" the speed of light as a unit of velocity; e.g. "the ships that ply between them at thirty light-speeds seem merely to creep."
areological (adj.) antedating 1932 J. Williamson & L. Schwartzman 'Red Slag of Mars' of, pertaining to, or derived from areology; such as is described, investigated, or ascertained by areology
uplift (n.) antedating 1980 David Brin 'Sundiver' the act or process of uplifting a species
genetically engineered (adj.) antedating 1973 produced by the process of genetic engineering.
videophone (v.) antedating 1951 C. L. Moore 'No Woman Born' to call or speak to someone via videophone
videophone (n.) antedating 1945 A. E. van Vogt 'World of Null-A' a telephone incorporating a television screen on which the other person may be seen speaking
core (n.) antedating 1966 Larry Niven, 'At The Core' the center of the galaxy; the word is frequently capitalized, "the Core" in this usage.
Jovian (n.) any evidence 1943 Clifford D. Simak, 'Hunch' the hypothetical language spoken by Jovians
spaceworthiness (n.) antedating 1934 E.E. Smith, 'Skylark of Valeron' the condition of being fit for space travel
space explorer (n.) antedating 1936 Astounding Stories an explorer of space
earthborn (adj.) antedating 1900 George Griffith, 'A Honeymoon in Space' also 'earth-born'; originating on the planet Earth, as opposed to outer space or another celestial body
cold sleep (v.) antedating 1956 Robert A. Heinlein, "The Door Into Summer" to undergo suspended animation for a period of time
cold sleep (n.) antedating 1941 Robert A. Heinlein, "Methuselah's Children" suspended animation, with the subjects kept very cold or even frozen.
ray pistol (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' = ray gun
space-based (adj.) antedating 1957 'John Christopher', Occupational Risk based in outer space
time paradox (n.) antedating 1942 Astonishing Stories a paradox caused by an action of a time traveler which renders the action logically no longer possible, such as the murder of the time traveler's grandfather at a time before the time traveler's father had beeen conceived
aircab (n.) antedating 1940 Harry Bates, 'Farewell to the Master' a flying taxicab
alien life form (n.) antedating 1937 Arthur K. Barnes, Thrilling Wonder Stories a living being of extraterrestrial origin
credit (n.) antedating 1937 E.E. Smith, "Galactic Patrol" a unit of money, currency
Earth-normal (adj.) antedating 1932 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Electronic Siege' as normally found on earth, such as gravity or atmosphere
force-beam (n.) antedating 1930 Edmond Hamilton, 'The Universe Wreckers' = tractor beam or pressor beam
planet-bound (adj.) antedating 1946 Rog Phillips, 'Battle of the Gods' unable or unwilling to leave a planet
astrogational (adj.) antedating 1940 Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness" of navigation in space
astrogator (n.) antedating 1931 David Lasser, "the Conquest of Space" one who practices astrogation
energy weapon (n.) antedating 1941 A.E. van Vogt, The Seesaw a weapon that fires a beam of energy
overmind (n.) antedating 1949 James H. Schmitz, 'Agent of Vega' a single, non-material consciousness composed of the consciousnesses of a large number of beings
aerocar (n.) antedating 1908 Stephen Chalmers, New York Times a small, personal flying vehicle, equivalent to a flying car
cold fusion (n.) antedating 1957 Theodore Sturgeon, 'The Pod and the Barrier' a form of fusion that does not require high temperature
superscientific (adj.) antedating 1930 in Amazing Stories of or pertaining to super-science
Solarian (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' an inhabitant of the Earth's solar system
Solarian (adj.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' pertaining to Earth's sun, solar system, or their inhabitants
planet-bound (adj.) any evidence headed toward a planet
tractor (n.) antedating 1931 E. E. 'Doc' Smith 'Spacehounds of IPC' = tractor beam
Tellurian (adj.) antedating 1930 Gawain Edwards, "A Rescue From Jupiter" relating to Earth
Tellus (n.) antedating 1930 G. Edwards 'A Rescue From Jupiter' the planet Earth
Tellurian (n.) antedating 1930 E.E. 'Doc' Smith, 'Skylark Three' an inhabitant of Earth
rocketman (n.) antedating 1931 Salt Lake Tribune someone who pilots, or works on, a rocket or rockets
nonhumanoid (n.) any evidence 1954 James Blish, "Beep" an alien with a non-human bodily form.
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