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alternate future (n.) antedating 1941 Alfred Bester, "The Probable Man" one of several possible futures
alternate history (n.) antedating 1954 Editorial matter in Fantasy & Science Fiction a subgenre of science fiction wherein at least one aspect of history is different from that of our own world; the setting of such stories
alternate reality (n.) antedating 1950 John D. MacDonald, 'Shadow on the Sand' = alternate world
alternate universe (n.) antedating 1950 in Fantasy & Science Fiction = alternate world
alternate world (n.) antedating 1944 Fritz Leiber, 'Business of Killing' one of many possible universes, which may have different physical laws or a different history than our own
alternative future (n.) antedating 1939 C. L. Moore, 'Greater than Gods' = alternate future
alternative history (n.) antedating 1976 Brian Ash, 'Who's Who in Science Fiction' = alternate history
alternative reality (n.) antedating 1941 Alfred Bester, 'The Probable Man' = alternate world
alternative universe (n.) antedating 1944 P. Schuyler Miller, 'As Never Was' = alternate world
alternative world (n.) antedating 1953 Arthur C. Clarke, 'The Other Tiger' = alternate world
anime (n.) antedating 1985 in net.comics a Japanese animated film or television programme, drawn in a meticulously detailed style, usually featuring characters with distinctive large, staring eyes, and typically having a science-fiction or fantasy theme, sometimes including violent or sexually explicit material; this genre of entertainment
BEM (n.) antedating 1940 in Thilling Wonder Stories abbreviation for bug-eyed monster
big dumb object (n.) antedating 1981 Roz Kaveny in Foundation a large, mysterious, alien-made artifact encountered in space or on another world
biopunk (n.) antedating 1993 in Science-Fiction Studies a subgenre of science fiction which focuses on the societal effects of biotechnology and genetic engineering
Buck Rogers (n.) any evidence 1959 Dick Eney, 'Fancyclopedia II' used attributively to describe science fiction
Buck Rogers (n.) antedating 1936 Lima (Ohio) News used attributively to indicate something science-fictional, especially relating to or suggestive of stereotypical or hackneyed science fiction
Buck Rogers (adj.) antedating 1946 G. Conklin, 'The Best of Science Fiction' = science-fictional; characteristic of hackneyed or dated science fiction
bug-eyed monster (n.) antedating 1939 Martin Alger in a letter to Thrilling Wonder Stories an extra-terrestrial monster with bulging eyes
catastrophe (adj.) antedating 1979 Baird Searles, et al., 'A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction' = disaster
counterfactual (n.) antedating 1997 in Interzone a work of alternate history
cyberpunk (n.) antedating 1983 Bruce Bethke, 'Cyberpunk' a subgenre of science fiction typified by a bleak, high-tech setting in which a lawless subculture exists within an oppressive society dominated by computer technology
cyberpunk (n.) antedating 1984 in the Washington Post Book World an author of, or protagonist in, cyberpunk
cyberpunkish (adj.) antedating 1989 Ian Watson in 'Nebula Awards 23' resembling or reminiscent of cyberpunk
dark fantasy (n.) antedating 1973 'Dark Fantasy', a fanzine fantasy fiction which contains some horrific, macabre, or grotesque elements
dark fantasy (n.) antedating 1987 J.N. Williamson, 'How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction' horror
different story (n.) antedating 1928 in Amazing Stories a science fiction, fantasy, or weird story
disaster (adj.) antedating 1976 Lester del Rey in Analog describing a global catastrophe (natural, man-made, or extraterrestrial in origin) and its aftermath
disaster novel (n.) antedating 1975 Martin Levin in the New York Times Book Review a novel that deals with a global catastrophe (natural, man-made, or extraterrestrial in origin) and its aftermath
dystopia (n.) antedating 1952 Negkey & Patrick, 'Quest for Utopia' an imaginary place or condition in which everything is as bad as possible; opposite of utopia
dystopian (n.) antedating 1868 J. S. Mill in 'Hansard Commons' one who advocates or describes a dystopia
dystopian (adj.) antedating 1953 Damon Knight in 'Science Fiction Adventures' of or pertaining to a dystopia
dystopianism (n.) antedating 1962 C. Walsh, 'From Utopia to Nightmare' dystopian quality or characteristics
dystopic (adj.) antedating 1967 W.H.G. Armytage in Extrapolation of, pertaining to, or resembling a dystopia
edisonade (n.) antedating 1993 John Clute, 'The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction' a story featuring a young male inventor who uses his inventions and ingenuity to defeat his foes or to explore new territory
epic fantasy (n.) antedating 1961 M. Moorcock in Amra = high fantasy
epic fantasy (n.) antedating 1961 M. Moorcock in Amra = sword and sorcery
fan fiction (n.) antedating 1944 'J. Bristol', 'Fancyclopedia' fiction, usually fantasy or science fiction, written by a fan rather than a professional author, esp. that based on already-existing characters from a television series, book, film, etc.; (also) a piece of such writing
fantasist (n.) antedating 1923 in the Glasgow Herald a writer of fantasy
fantastic (n.) antedating 1948 Joseph de Celis in Thrilling Wonder Stories that which is fantastic
fantastic (n.) antedating 1947 Paul F. Anderson in Thrilling Wonder Stories a work of fantasy
fantastic (adj.) antedating 1934 Hugo Gernsback in Wonder Stories having the quality of fantasy
fantastical (n.) antedating 1995 Kathy Maio in F&SF that which is fantastical
fantasy (n.) antedating 1934 in Wonder Stories a genre of fiction which contains elements of magic or the supernatural, frequently set in a world other than our own
fantasy (n.) antedating 1934 P. Enever (letter) in 'Wonder Stories' a work (story, film, etc.) in the fantasy genre
fix-up (n.) antedating 1975 A.E. van Vogt, 'Reflections of A.E. van Vogt' a novel constructed from shorter material written separately
Frankenstein complex (n.) antedating 1947 Isaac Asimov, 'Little Lost Robot' the anxiety and distrust humans feel for robots
future history (n.) antedating 1937 in Thrilling Wonder Stories a fictional, self-contained, consistent, chronological framework (esp. realized across a body of work); (also) the subgenre of science fiction that uses such a framework
future war (n.) antedating 1931 Editorial material in Wonder Stories a subgenre of science fiction dealing with warfare and how it will be practiced in the future
gadget story (n.) antedating 1942 'H.H. Holmes', 'Rocket to the Morgue' a story where the primary focus is on inventions or the process of inventing
genre (n.) antedating 1993 David Bischoff in Quantum genre fiction; science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror
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