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Jovian (n.) antedating 1873 R. Payne Smith, 'Science and Revelation' a (presumed) inhabitant of the planet Jupiter
Jovian (n.) any evidence 1943 Clifford D. Simak, 'Hunch' the hypothetical language spoken by Jovians
Jovian (adj.) antedating 1794 G. Adams in Nat. & Exp. Philos. of Jupiter
jump (n.) antedating 1945 Isaac Asimov, "Escape" a journey through hyperspace; any instantaneous (long-distance) travel
jump (v.) antedating 1952 Isaac Asimov, "The Currents of Space" to journey through hyperspace; to engage in any instantaneous (long-distance) travel
jump drive (n.) antedating 1963 Harry Harrison, 'The Ethical Engineer' a spacecraft drive that enables a ship to journey through hyperspace or to engage in any instantaneous (long-distance) travel
jump engine (n.) antedating 1981 "Universe Gamesmasters' Guide" = jump drive
jump gate (n.) antedating 1995 Lois Tilton, "Accusations" a device that opens up a portal into hyperspace, or otherwise enables instantaneous travel; the gateway thus opened up
jump pilot (n.) any evidence 1988 Lois McMaster Bujold, "Falling Free" one who pilots a spaceship through a jump
jump point (n.) antedating 1964 Christopher Anvil, "Bill for Delivery" A special physical location where interstellar jumps are possible
jumpship (n.) antedating 1957 'Rose Sharon', "The Lady Was a Tramp" a spaceship that makes interstellar jumps.
jumpspace (n.) antedating 1961 Harry Harrison, hyperspace; the space in which ships move during a jump.
kiloday (n.) antedating 1945 John W. Campbell, magazine editorial one thousand days
kiloyear (n.) antedating 1945 one thousand years
Klingon (n.) antedating 1968 G. L. Coon 'Errand of Mercy' a member of a fictional humanoid alien race featuring in the U.S. television series Star Trek and in subsequent associated series, films, publications, etc. Also in extended use. Also the language of this race.
laser cannon (n.) antedating 1966 Larry Niven in If a large weapon similar in size to a cannon that fires a laser
laser gun (n.) antedating 1961 a weapon that fires a laser
laser pistol (n.) antedating 1963 Fred Saberhagen, "Goodlife" a hand weapon of similar size to a pistol that fires a laser
laser rifle (n.) antedating 1966 Poul Anderson, Door to Anywhere a weapon similar in size to a rifle that fires a laser
launching laser (n.) any evidence 1971 Larry Niven, 'The Fourth Profession' a high-powered laser used for the launching of spacecraft, either by vaporizing propellent at the rear of the craft, or by radiation pressure on a light sail
lifeship (n.) antedating 1940 a spaceship designed or used as a lifeboat; an emergency spaceship
light-century (n.) antedating 1922 Harlow Shapley, "On the Significance of Recent Astronomical Discovery" the distance light travels in 100 years
light-day (n.) antedating 1943 A.E. van Vogt, "Concealment" the distance light travels in 24 hours
light-hour (n.) antedating 1920 Eliot Q. Adams, "A More Nearly Rational System of Units" the distance light travels in one hour
light-minute (n.) antedating 1945 in Isaac Asimov's "The Mule" the distance light travels in one minute
light-month (n.) antedating 1952 in Theodore R. Cogswell's "The Specter General" the distance light travels in one month
light sail (n.) antedating 1963 Cordwainer Smith: Think Blue, Count Two A spacecraft propulsion system using a vast reflective sail to harness the radiation pressure of light.
light-second (n.) antedating 1915 W.T. Bovie, "The Action of Light on Protoplasm" the distance light travels in one second
lightspeed (n.) antedating 1912 anonymous, in Frederick (Maryland) Post , 'Measuring light speed' the speed of light
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."
light-week (n.) antedating 1934 E.E. Smith, 'Skylark of Valeron' the distance light travels in one week
light-year (n.) antedating 1888 in Athenaeum the distance light travels in one year
little green man (n.) antedating 1946 an imaginary inhabitant of outer space; an imaginary person of peculiar appearance
lock (n.) antedating 1928 in E. E. 'Doc' Smith's Skylark of Space = airlock
Luna (n.) antedating 1931 in Raymond Gallun's "The Lunar Chrysalis" Earth's moon
Luna City (n.) antedating 1939 Robert A. Heinlein, Misfit the main city on Earth's moon.
Lunarian (n.) antedating 1708 an inhabitant of Earth's moon
lunarscape (n.) antedating 1946 Bernard I. Kahn, 'For The Public' a landscape on the moon
mag- (n.) antedating 1943 Ray Bradbury, 'King of The Gray Spaces' a prefix indicating magnetism; e.g. mag-boots
Martian (n.) antedating 1883 W. S. Lach-Szyrma's "Aleriel" an (imagined) inhabitant of Mars
Martian (n.) antedating 1901 "From India to the Planet Mars", Daniel B. Vermilye the language of Martians
Martian (adj.) antedating 1873 The Planet Mars: An Essay by a Whewellite
mass-driver (n.) antedating 1975 G. K. O'Neill, Future Space Programs an electromagnetically driven launching system, proposed as a method of propelling objects into space or over long distances
matrix (n.) antedating 1976 = cyberspace
matter transmission (n.) antedating 1931 J. Schlossel, "Extra-Galactic Invaders" the transportation of material objects by a (hypothetical) process analogous to radio transmission
matter transmitter (n.) antedating 1931 L. F. Stone, in Wonder Stories a device for matter transmission
matter-transmitting (adj.) antedating 1932 Jack Williamson, 'The Moon Era' of or relating to matter transmission
matter transporter (n.) any evidence 1987 Suzette Haden Elgin,'The Judas Rose' =matter transmitter
megayear (n.) any evidence 1935 John W. Campbell, Jr. 'Night' a million years
Mercurian (n.) antedating 1868 an inhabitant of Mercury
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