Full record for super-science n.

Definition extremely advanced science
OED requirements antedating 1930
Earliest cite Cover, 'Astounding Stories of Super-science'
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 1981 cite from a letter by Bruce D. Arthurs in SF Review. Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from an author's self-profile by Margaret St. Clair. Fred Galvin submitted a January 1930 cite from the cover of Astounding Stories. Fred Galvin submitted three cites from the Sept. 1934 Astounding: an editorial blurb and letters by Francis Donovan and Milton Kaletsky, about Charles Fort's "Lo!".
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Citations for super-science n.

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1930 Astounding Stories of Super-Sci. Jan. (front cover) Astounding Stories of Super-Science
1934 Astounding Stories Sept. 154/1 Lo! is all any one could want in a department for information on superscience that has actually happened.
1934 Astounding Stories Sept. 159/1 Opinion anent the late Charles Fort and his Lo!seems to be divided, but one thing is certain—that the bizarre occurrences reported to him are not manifestations of any superscience, as stated by the editors of Astounding Stories.
1934 Astounding Stories Sept. 137 The greatest collation of factual data on superscience in existence. Don't miss any installments, or the story is incomplete
1946 M. St. Clair Presenting the Author in Fantastic Adventures Nov. 2/2 I like to write about ordinary people of the future, surrounded by gadgetry of super-science, but who, I feel sure, know no more about how the machinery works than a present day motorist knows of the laws of thermodynamics.
1981 Sci. Fiction Rev. Summer 36/1 People might be surprised that I list Hogan in the same sentence, considering his old-fashioned super-science plots and cardboard characters.
1990 I. Watson Flies of Memory i. 27 People of the superscience tomorrow could easily be illiterate.
2001 Sci. Fiction Chron. Mar. 14/1 Some of them‥are super-science epics which would have done F. Orlin Tremaine proud. Are you now consciously emulating‥the science fiction you grew up reading?
2005 C. Stross Accelerando vi. 247 But this is supposed to be kiloparsecs from home, ancient alien civilizations and all that! Where's the exotic superscience? What about the neuron stars, strange matter suns structured for computing at nucleonic, rather than electronic, speeds?