Full record for science fictioneer n.

Definition a writer or connoisseur of science fiction
OED requirements antedating 1940
Earliest cite in 'Thrilling Wonder'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from a letter by Forrest Ackerman in Astounding.
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1941 cite from editorial material in Thrilling Wonder.
Mike Christie submitted a November 1940 cite from editorial matterial in Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Earliest cite in the OED: 1959.

Last modified 9 July, 2009

Citations for science fictioneer n.

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1940 Thrilling Wonder Stories Nov. 8/1 We wonder how you science-fictioneers would have greeted the theorists of the year 600!
1941 Thrilling Wonder Stories Jan. 122 You're not a full-fledged scientifiction fan unless you own a membership card in the Science Fiction League. Thousands of science-fictioneers the world over belong to this active, international organization devoted to fantasy fans' fraternization.
1946 F. J. Ackerman in Astounding Sci.-Fiction May 93/1 The 4th World Science-Fiction Convention, first full-scale meeting of science-fictioneers since 1941, will be held in Los Angeles on July 4-5-6-7.
1994 Interzone Apr. 64/2 Science-fictioneers such as Robert Sheckley, Joe Haldeman and Frederik Pohl.