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positronic (adj.) antedating 1941 I. Asimov 'Reason' related to or designed to use positrons
posthuman (n.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' a descendant of humans who is sufficiently different from present-day humans in form or capabilities to be regarded as a new species or otherwise fundamentally different from present-day humans
posthuman (adj.) antedating 1952 P. S. Miller of or relating to posthumans
post-human (adj.) any evidence 1936 H.P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Out of Time" of or relating to a time after the extinction of humans
posthumanism (n.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' the condition or nature of posthumans
posthumanist (adj.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' of or related to posthumanism
posthumanity (n.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' the society or condition of posthumans
precog (n.) antedating 1954 P. K. Dick 'A World of Talent' a person with precognitive abilities
precog (v.) antedating 1948 H, Beam Piper, 'Police Operation' to predict the future by precognitive powers
prespace (adj.) antedating 1949 'Rene LaFayette', 'The Emperor of the Universe' =prespaceflight
prespaceflight (adj.) any evidence 1972 George Zebrowski, 'The Omega Point' from, or characteristic of, a time before spaceflight
pressor (n.) antedating 1940 E. E. Smith 'Gray Lensman' =pressor beam
pressor beam (n.) antedating 1931 a device that emits a beam that causes the target to be impelled away from the source of the beam; also the beam itself
pressure-suit (n.) antedating 1928 E. E. Smith 'The Skylark of Space' =space suit
prime directive (n.) antedating 1956 Poul Anderson, "The Live Coward" a rule or law that overrides or guides other rules or laws; in particular a rule forbidding interference in the affairs of aliens which have not yet achieved space travel
pseudogravity (n.) antedating 1941 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Common Sense'
psi (n.) antedating 1942 R. H. Thouless in Proc. Soc. Psychical Res. paranormal phenomena or faculties collectively; the psychic force supposed to be manifested by these
psionic (adj.) antedating 1951 J. Williamson 'The Peddler's Nose' pertaining to or involving psi
psionics (n.) antedating 1951 J. Williamson 'The Greatest Invention' (the study of) the paranormal
psychohistory (n.) antedating 1942 I. Asimov in Astounding Sci. Fiction June the theory that the history of large populations is statistically predictable, based on psychological theories of human and social behaviour; science based on this theory
raise (v.) antedating 1941 F.H.Hardart, 'The Beast of Space' (of a spaceship) to lift off a planet
ramscoop (n.) antedating 1965 Larry Niven 'World of Ptavvs' a (theoretical) space propulsion method using electromagnetic fields to scoop up interstellar material as reaction mass and/or fuel
ray (n.) antedating 1898 H. G. Wells 'War of the Worlds' supposed beam of (destructive) energy
ray (v.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' to fire a ray at
ray-gun (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, 'The Black Star Passes' a hand-held device that can be made to emit rays, esp. destructive or harmful ones
ray pistol (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' = ray gun
ray projector (n.) antedating 1922 Ray Cummings, 'The Fire People'
razor (adj.) antedating 1984 W. Gibson 'Neuromancer' having razors or other blades replacing fingernails
reaction drive (n.) antedating 1949 T. Sturgeon 'Minority Report' a spaceship drive
replicant (n.) antedating 1981 in Blade Runner script artificial alien or genetically engineered replica of a human being
replicant (n.) antedating 1987 W. Schneider in Atlantic Monthly person who works in a robotic manner; mindless and lacking originality; clone
rimworld (n.) antedating 1957 Robert A. Heinlein, "Citizen of the Galaxy" a planet orbiting a star at the edge, or rim, of the galaxy
ringwall (n.) antedating 1944 C. Bonestell & W. Ley in Astounding Sci. Fiction a roughly circular ring of cliffs/mountains surrounding an impact crater
robo- (n.) antedating 1945 A.E. van Vogt, "World of Null-A" combining form of robot(ic)
robomb (n.) antedating 1944 Saturday Night (Toronto) 22 July a robot bomb
robot (n.) antedating 1922 New York Times a machine designed to function in place of a human, esp. one that resembles a human
robotic (n.) antedating 1941 I. Asimov in Astounding Sci. Fiction May of or pertaining to robots; characteristic of or resembling a robot
robotical (adj.) antedating 1942 in Amazing Stories Feb. having the manner of a robot; related to robots
robotically (adv.) antedating 1971 P. Anderson 'The Byworlder' in a robotical way
roboticist (n.) antedating 1946 Isaac Asimov, 'Evidence' a scientist or engineer who studies or works with robots
roboticized (adj.) antedating 1952 E. Wellen 'Origins of Galactic Slang' provided with or converted to the use of robots
robotics (n.) antedating 1941 Isaac Asimov in Astounding Sci. Fiction May
rocketeer (n.) antedating 1935 Benson Herbert, 'The Perfect World' someone who flies rockets or rocketships
rocketman (n.) antedating 1931 Salt Lake Tribune someone who pilots, or works on, a rocket or rockets
rocket-ship (n.) antedating 1925 H. Scheffauer in The New York Times a spaceship powered by rockets
sapient (n.) antedating 1968 P. J. Farmer "The Day of Timestop" an intelligent alien
sapient (adj.) antedating 1962 H. B. Piper 'Naudsonce' of an alien, having intelligence of human level
Saturnian (n.) antedating 1738 Gentl. Mag. VIII. an inhabitant of Saturn
saucer (n.) antedating 1947 =flying saucer
saucerman (n.) antedating 1952 Larry Shaw in _Space Science Fiction_ a being imagined to travel in a flying saucer
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