Full record for transhumanity n.

Definition the quality or condition of being transhuman; also, transhumans collectively
OED requirements antedating 1978
Earliest cite R. C. W. Ettinger in 'Immortal: Short Novels of the Transhuman Future'
Comment Malcolm Farmer submitted a 2001 cite from Mark Pesche's "True Magic". Douglas Winston submitted a 1999 cite from Rudy Rucker's "Saucer Wisdom". Ralf Brown located and Steven Silver submitted a 1991 cite from George Zebrowski's "Stranger Suns". Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 1996 reprint of Greg Egan's 1995 "Wang's Carpets". Michael Dolbear submitted a 1995 cite from Ian MacDonald's "Evolution's Shore". Irene Grumman submitted a 1993 cite from a book review by Baird Searles. Irene Grumman submitted a 1978 cite from R.C.W. Ettingers's introduction to the anthology "Immortal: Short Novels of the Transhuman future" (Ed. by Jack Dann)

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1978 R. C. W. Ettinger Introduction: Transhuman Condition ix Moving right along, let's add transhumanity to immortality; now we are in the big time. But it will tax any writer's skill just to convince a human that the way from here is up.
1991 E. Regis Great Mambo Chicken & Transhuman Condition 308 Transhumanity.
1991 G. Zebrowski Stranger Suns 293 He imagined his colony of ever-changing trans-humanity, each generation reaching deeper into the beast to clear away evolution's stubborn residues, and himself wandering across the colony's variants, an estranged Moses crossing and recrossing the river Jordan, always hearing something different on a changing Sinai.
1993 B. Searles On Books in Asimov's Sci. Fiction July 167/2 Okay, it's scary stuff for Dr. Wheeler to watch his daughter turn into a cell of the evolving transhumanity, but beyond the goosebumps, there's the desire to get on with central object of thematic interest and natural simian curiosity, namely the fate and nature of those billions, that complex of civilizations, those people just like you and me who embraced the Apocalypse.
1994 I. McDonald Necroville (1995) 165 The Isolationists pressed for the immediate expansion of the extant Clades across all the solar system, the establishment and recognition of a dead transhumanity that had severed all ties with planet-bound humanity.
1995 G. Egan Wang's Carpets in G. Bear & M. H. Greenberg New Legends 399 You don't need me to safeguard the future of Carter-Zimmerman on your behalf. Or the future of transhumanity. You can do it in person.
1995 I. McDonald Evolution's Shore 234 I do not understand these things well. I do not know about Australopithecus and evolution and what you call transhumanity, posthumanity.
1999 R. Rucker Saucer Wisdom xi. 244 ‘What's transhumanity?’ asks Frank. ‘Editing the body, copying the body, transcending the body,’ says Perl, extending a perfect finger for each one. ‘We're going to show you all about it so that you can write it up. And then people will know the way.’
2001 M. Pesche in True Magic in True Names & Opening of Cyberspace Frontier 236 The Feds, in the end, had to rely on Roger and Erythrina to save civilization, because they had mastered the lost arts of trans-humanity, they were ready to boot-up into being beyond anything they had ever known.