Full record for disaster adj.

Definition describing a global catastrophe (natural, man-made, or extraterrestrial in origin) and its aftermath
OED requirements antedating 1976
Earliest cite Lester del Rey in Analog
Comment Irene Grumman submitted a 1976 cite from Lester del Rey in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact.

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Citations for disaster adj.

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1976 ‘L. del Rey’ Reference Library in Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Feb. 171/1 No Blade of Grass, by John Christopher (Equinox, $1.95, 190 pp.) may be the best of the ‘British disaster’ type of science fiction, classically exemplified by H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Here the disaster is a virus that attacks all grass, including the cereals that provide food for most of mankind.