Full record for transgalactic adj.

Definition across a galaxy
OED requirements antedating 1936
Earliest cite H.P. Lovecraft, 'The Shadow Out of Time'
Comment Mike Christie submitted a 1950 cite from Thrilling Wonder Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from the title of George O. Smith's "The Trans-Galactic Twins".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite from Jack Vance's "Meet Miss Universe".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Other Worlds Science Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from an editorial blurb in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1957 cite from Harlan Ellison's "Deeper Than the Darkness".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1954 cite from George O. Smith's "Spacemen Lost".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1990 reprint of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Out of Time": Mike Christie verified this in its first publication (Astounding Stories, June 1936)
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Citations for transgalactic adj.

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1936 Astounding Stories June 133/1 When these things had come to the Earth they had built mighty basalt cities of windowless towers, and had preyed horribly upon the beings they found. Thus it was when the minds of the Great Race sped across the void from that obscure, transgalactic world known in the disturbing and debatable Eltdown Shards as Yith.
1948 G. O. Smith in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 9 (title of story) The Trans-Galactic Twins.
1950 Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Dec. 37 We're happy, therefore, to bring you the first of a group of distinguished stories by a new name in the profession: a delicate story of mood and emotion that will stay in your mind (and heart) long after you have forgotten the most sensational transgalactic epics.
1950 Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 11 (advt.) It's a case of the humanities versus alien efficiency when the emissaries of Strada get through to Earth via a trans-galactic back door!
1954 G. O. Smith Spacemen Lost in Startling Stories Fall 60/2 From somewhere has come the inevitable transgalactic culture, only with guns instead of gifts.
1955 J. Vance Meet Miss Universe in Fantastic Universe Mar. 10/1 The Trans-Galactic Beauty Contest was scheduled for the month of February, when attendance might be expected to undergo a seasonal lull.
1984 M. Bradley World Wreckers 8 When she was packed and ready to board her transit on the first leg of the impossibly long transgalactic journey to that small planet out on the rim of nowhere..a fear roused again in her.
2004 P. F. Hamilton Pandora's Star xiv. 425 Understanding the technology in the Dark Fortress would elevate our species to unbelievable heights. We could become transgalactic, for heaven's sake; there really would be no limits to what we could achieve.
2005 P. F. Hamilton Judas Unchained vii. 394 The Prime attack might well be the best thing that ever happened to us, it's shaken us out of our complacency. Just think of it, fleets flying off into the unknown. I bet we even go trans-galactic one day.