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metaverse (n.) antedating 1992 Neil Stephenson, Snow Crash a computer-generated environment within which users can interact with one another and their surroundings, a virtual world = cyberspace
meteor storm (n.) antedating 1872 Richard Proctor, "Meteors and Shooting-stars" a particularly intense meteor shower, esp. occurring when the earth intercepts a meteor stream soon after the originating comet has passed
micro book (n.) antedating 1943 'A. Boucher' 'One-Way Trip' a book reproduced at a reduced size by the use of microphotography or microprinting
mind control (n.) antedating 1940 Neil R. Jones, Cat-men of Aemt the ability to control another person's thoughts or actions telepathically
mindfood (n.) antedating 1986 R. Pelton 'Mind Food and Smart Pills' a substance taken as food or drink containing chemicals which increase one's mental ability
mindlink (n.) antedating 1970 Keith Laumer, 'The House in November' a telepathic meeting of minds; also in extended use; cf. mind-meld.
mindmeld (n.) antedating 1968 Star Trek a (supposed) technique for the psychic fusion of two or more minds, permitting unrestricted communication or deep understanding; the act or an instance of doing this
mindmeld (v.) antedating 1979 to engage in a mindmeld (with)
mindmelding (n.) antedating 1968 the action of a mindmeld
moon base (n.) antedating 1947 Bryce Walton, Assignment in the Dawn a base on the Moon
moon flight (n.) antedating 1942 Carol Grey (Robert Lowndes), "The Leapers" flight to the Moon
moon rocket (n.) antedating 1921 Scientific American, That Moon-Rocket Proposition a rocket intended to travel to the Moon
moonship (n.) antedating 1931 Wonder Stories, The Murders on the Moon-Ship a spacecraft for going to the moon
morph (n.) antedating 1990 C. W. McCubbin 'GURPS Aliens' a changed bodily form
morph (v.) antedating 1991 Terminator 2: The Book of the Film to change shape or form, in the manner of a shapeshifter
morph (v.) antedating 1998 B. Hambly 'Planet of Twilight' to change the shape or form of part of something
morphed (adj.) antedating 2001 K. A. Applegate 'Animorphs: The Sacrifice' something that has morphed or has been morphed
morphing (n.) antedating 1990 C. W. McCubbin 'GURPS Aliens' the action or process that occurs when something morphs
mother ship (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' a space craft escorting or having charge of a number of other, usually smaller, craft; one from which other craft are launched or controlled. Frequently with reference to alien craft.
multisystem (adj.) antedating 1997 Patricia L. Pereira, 'Eagles of the New Dawn' of or involving more than one star system
multiversal (adj.) antedating 1999 T. Yulsman in Astronomy of or pertaining to a multiverse
multiverse (n.) antedating 1963 M. Moorcock in Sci. Fiction Adventures a hypothetical space or realm of being consisting of a number of universes, of which our own universe is only one
mutant (n.) antedating 1938 Spencer Lane, 'Niedbalski's Mutant' a human imagined as having arisen by genetic mutation, esp. one with freakish or grossly abnormal anatomy, abilities, etc.
mutation (n.) antedating 1931 Edmond Hamilton an organism which has arisen by genetic mutation; a mutant
mutie (n.) antedating 1941 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Universe' mutant
nano (n.) antedating 1987 in Washington Post =nanotechnology
nanobot (n.) antedating 1991 John Varley, Steel Beach a nanotechnological robot
nanomachine (n.) antedating 1986 K. E. Drexler 'Engines of Creation' a nanotechnological machine
nanorobot (n.) antedating 1990 in Scientific American a nanotechnological robot
nanotech (n.) antedating 1991 in Entropy =nanotechnology
nanotech (adj.) antedating 1987 in Washington Post =nanotechnological
nanotechnological (adj.) antedating 1989 in Sunday Times resulting from developments in nanotechnology; of or relating to nanotechnology
nanotechnologist (n.) antedating 1986 an expert or specialist in nanotechnology
nanotechnology (n.) antedating 1974 N. Taniguchi 'Proc. Internat. Conf. Production Engin.' the branch of technology that deals with dimensions and tolerances of 0.1 to 100 nanometres, or, generally, with the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules
nearside (n.) any evidence 1974 John Varley The part of the Moon that faces Earth.
needle (v.) antedating 1943 Eric Frank Russell, 'Jay Score' to fire a needle gun or needle beam
needle-beam (n.) antedating 1936 John W. Campbell jr., 'Brain Stealers of Mars' a weapon producing a very narrow beam of energy; the beam produced by such a weapon
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
needler (n.) antedating 1937 a weapon that produces a very narrow beam of energy; or, one who operates such a weapon
needle-ray (n.) antedating 1934 E.E. Smith, 'The Skylark of Valeron' =needle-beam
Neptunian (n.) antedating 1870 an inhabitant of Neptune
neutronium (n.) antedating 1930 E.E. 'Doc' Smith, ''Skylark Three a material composed entirely of neutrons
nightside (n.) antedating 1914 John R. Kippax, 'The Call of the Stars' that part of an astronomical body facing away from the Sun.
nightside (adj.) any evidence 1935 Stanley G. Weinbaum, The Lotus Eaters pertaining to that part of an astronomical body facing away from the Sun.
non-human (n.) antedating 1942 Lester del Rey, "The Wings of Night" a non-human creature or organism, such as an animal, an alien, or a supernatural being
non-human (adj.) antedating 1931 Olaf Stapledon, Last and First Men of an alien, not human
nonhumanoid (n.) any evidence 1954 James Blish, "Beep" an alien with a non-human bodily form.
nonhumanoid (adj.) antedating 1946 Basil Wells, "Scrambled World" not having a human or human-like bodily form
non-terrestrial (adj.) antedating 1936 H.P. Lovecraft, 'The Shadow Out of Time' not found on or originating from the planet Earth
normal space (n.) antedating 1931 John W. Campbell Jr., "Islands of Space" the space in which we live, as contrasted with hyperspace etc.
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