Full record for scientifiction n.

Definition science fiction
OED requirements antedating 1916
Earliest cite Hugo Gernsback in Electrical Experimenter
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from a letter by Malcolm Gibbs in Marvel Science Stories.
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for scientifiction n.

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1938 Tales of Wonder No. 2 123 (advt.) Scientifiction: The British Fantasy Review.
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.
1942 ‘H. H. Holmes’ Rocket to Morgue 135 But infinite numbers of pulp paper scientifiction magazines and those curious mimeographed fan bulletins that are known by the portmanteau name of fanzines, a complete set of Fowler Foulkes, almost as reverently bound as Hilary's, a goodly lot of Shiel and Stapledon.
1951 Marvel Sci. Stories May 120/2 First—Why should scientifiction magazines publish only scientifiction?
1986 W. Gibson Burning Chrome Pref. 10 It's a devastating refutation of ‘scientifiction’ in its guise as narrow technolatry.
1994 Interzone Sept. 33/2 It catalyzed the growing awareness of style and technique in science fiction and interrupted the tradition of clumsy formula writing which had persisted, in various guises, ever since the birth of “scientifiction” in the 1920s.