Full record for superscientific adj.

Definition of or pertaining to super-science
OED requirements antedating 1930
Earliest cite in Amazing Stories
Comment Mike Christie submitted a cite from the letter column of the December 1940 Astounding.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from an editorial by Raymond A. Palmer in Amazing.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1980 reprint of E. E. Smith's 1934 "Skylark of Valeron"; Mike Christie verified this in the 1934 original publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from an editorial blurb in the Sept. 1934 Astounding Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from Bryce Walton's "Princess of Chaos".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from an editorial blurb in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1930 cite from an editorial blurb in Amazing Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1964 reprint of Philip Francis Nowlan's comic strip "Buck Rogers--in the Year 2429"; we would like to verify it in the original newspaper strip in January 1929 or the magazine version which appeared in Amazing Stories in August 1928 (as "Armageddon -- 2419 A.D.").
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Citations for superscientific adj.

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1930 Editorial Blurb in Amazing Stories Sept. 541 In the second instalment of this super-scientific story the author of‘The Skylark of Space’ proves conclusively that he has learned a greatdeal, for he has apparently been exploring in the interim before launchingon this second thrilling trip, so full of dangerous adventure and newfindings on other planets and in other universes.
1934 Astounding Stories Aug. 33/2 The enemy, whoever he might have been, must have been operating from a distance immeasurably greater than any that even DuQuesne's new-found knowledge could believe possible; abounding though it was in astounding data concerning superscientific weapons of destruction.
1934 Astounding Stories Sept. 41 COSMIC RHYTHM by HARL VINCENT Is perhaps the most truly superscientific story ever written by this favorite author.
1940 Brass Tacks in Astounding Sci. Fiction Dec. 116/1 I am definitely not a professor of physics or any other sort of super-scientist, and, consequently, I do not want scientific treatises, whether they be actual fact or sheer bunk. With one exception: the only ‘super-scientific’ author who seems to ‘invent’ plausible machines and situations, is John Russell Fearn.
1947 R. A. Palmer Observatory in Amazing Stories Oct. 6/2 The existence of strange, super-scientific ships in the atmosphere of earth!
1956 Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction June 3 S.f.'s aliens may have pseudopods or superscientific gadgets, but rarely so wholly different a frame of reference as man himself has achieved in other eras.
1964 Great Classic Comic Newspaper Strips, No. 1, Buck Rogers Issue Oct. 5 On the ruins of New York, San Francisco, Detroit, and a dozen others the Mongols reared cities of super scientific magnificence.