Full record for postholocaust adj.

Definition = post-apocalypse
OED requirements antedating 1977
Earliest cite in Starlog
Comment John Doyle submitted a 1977 cite from Starlog. Jeff Prucher submitted a 1980 cite from John Clute's book review column in F&SF. Jeff Prucher submitted a 2001 cite from Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick's "Being Gardner Dozois". Jeff Prucher submitted a 1999 cite from an article by Gregory Rutledge in African American Review. Jeff Prucher submitted a 1994 cite from Ursula K. Le Guin's Introduction to "A Fisherman of the Inland Sea." John C. Bunnell submitted cites from 1985 and 1986 from his column in Dragon.
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Citations for postholocaust adj.

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1977 T. Rogers in Starlog Jan. 19/2 Genesis II (1973), Roddenberry's first pilot for Warner Brothers, begins in the year 1979, and quickly moves into the mysterious 22nd century. Like Buck Rogers, the hero—Dylan Hunt (Alex Cord in the role)—wakes up in the post-holocaust world of the future.
1980 J. Clute in Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Apr. 48/1 Engine Summer is set in a post-holocaust America‥. Indians have been so long forgotten that the glorious days of early autumn, during which much of the story takes place, are referred to as engine summer.
1980 Thrust Fall (verso front cover) (advt.) The second volume in Harrison's Viriconium Sequence takes place in a post-holocaust dream world of the far, far future: one peopled by feudal fantasy figures, spaceship captains, alchemist dwarves, and resurrected humans known as Reborn Men. A marvelous science fantasy sequel to The Pastel City.
1985 J. C. Bunnell The Role of Books in Dragon Magazine Feb. 38/3 Putting that last claim in perspective involves realizing that the GAMMA WORLD ® science-fantasy game, which shares a post-holocaust setting with Williams's books, really doesn't offer a complete portrait of civilization.
1988 Locus Apr. 43/1 Ahern, Jerry, The Survivalist: Mid-Wake‥. Post-holocaust adventure novel.
1993 SFRA Rev. Jan. 10, I will be accepting reviews of science fiction, fantasy and horror, well as supernatural, utopian, dark fantasy, apocalyptic, post-holocaust, and any other kind of word you can put on SF/F/H, both nonfiction and fiction.
1993 Sci. Fiction Stud. Nov. 371 The encountering of non-terrestrial postholocaust societies.
1994 U. K. Le Guin Fisherman of Inland Sea Introd. 5 Finally, some people tell me that they avoid science fiction because it's depressing. This is quite understandable if they happened to hit a streak of post-holocaust cautionary tales or a bunch of trendies trying to outwhine each other, or overdosed on sleaze-metal-punk-virtual-noir Capitalist Realism.
1999 G. E. Rutledge in Afr. Amer. Rev. Winter 589 Brown Girl is a post-Holocaust novel set in the twenty-first century inner-city of Toronto, which has suffered an economic collapse.
2001 G. Dozois Interview in G. Dozois & M. Swanwick Being Gardner Dozois 144 Obviously the world had been ruined in some sort of catastrophe, and, in fact, the original idea was that this was going to be an After-The-Bomb story, showing how the man and his son survived in a Post-Holocaust world.
2001 Locus June 68/1 Notions of natural or racial superiority are also skewered in‥a reverse-frontier tale in which whites, in a postholocaust world, find themselves oppressed by a resurgent Native American civilization.