Full record for science-fictive adj.

Definition pertaining to or characteristic of science fiction
OED requirements antedating 1956
Earliest cite Elizabeth Janeway in the New York Times
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 1998 cite from an article by Pico Iyer in Wired. Bill Mullins submitted a 1993 cite from an article by Pico Iyer in Time. Bill Mullins submitted a 1956 cite from the New York Times Book Review.

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1956 E. Janeway In Search of Self in N.Y. Times Bk. Rev. Oct. 28 7/2 Science-fictive effects give this weird tale a speciously contemporary aspect, but what M.Vercors wishes to establish is the old position that any incommunicable personal experience is valueless just because it is incommunicable.
1993 P. Iyer Dictionary for these Times in Time June 14 80/1 Dear Mr. Martian, I understand you may be somewhat confused by the topsy-turvy, science-fictive ways you encounter here on our alien planet.
1998 P. Iyer in Wired Aug. 107/1 Cyberspace has reinvented our sense of habitat by giving us a new dimension to inhabit: in doing so, it has made literal all our once science fictive notions of seeing the world without leaving the house, or dwelling in a custom-made community with no physical borders.