Full record for science fictionish adj.

Definition resembling or reminiscent of science fiction
OED requirements antedating 1965
Earliest cite Anthony Boucher in the New York Times
Comment We would like cites of any date from other authors.

Jeff Prucher submitted a 1965 cite from Anthony Boucher in the New York Times. Fred Galvin submitted a 1990 cite from a reprint of Isaac Asimov's "Robot Dreams".

Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for science fictionish adj.

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1965 ‘A. Boucher’ Criminals At Large in N.Y. Times Bk. Rev. July 18 28/1 It has always been difficult to draw a sharply defined line between the spy novel and science fiction. There is often something science-fictionish about The Plans at stake—which is a direct reflection of reality; there is often something science-fictionish about the secrets for which real-life agents contend.
1986 I. Asimov Robot Dreams xiv My robots, too, had ‘brains’ that made them work, and I never spoke of them as computers, either. I had to make them science-fictionish, of course, so I called them ‘positronic brains.’ Positrons had been detected for the first time only four years before my first robot story had been written.