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3-di (n.) antedating 1986 'James Tiptree jr.' (Alice Sheldon): "Collision" A device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
AI (n.) antedating 1963 Artificial Intelligence Project, MIT abbrev. for artificial intelligence, the science of producing computer programs capable of 'intelligent' behaviour
AI (n.) antedating 1974 Gardner Dozois, 'Chains of the Sea' abbrev. for artificial intelligence, a computer program as an intelligent being.
Belter (n.) antedating 1966 Larry Niven, 'The Warriors' one who is born/lives in an asteroid belt
Blowup (n.) any evidence 1945 Lewis Padgett, 'Beggars In Velvet' an atomic war; usually with 'the'
Clarke belt (n.) antedating 1984 named after Arthur C. Clarke, the ring-shaped region around the earth containing all possible geostationary orbits
Clarke orbit (n.) antedating 1974 Howard Miles, "Artificial satellite observing and its applications" geosynchronous orbit
Clarke ring (n.) antedating 1984 a ring-shaped hypothetical structure surrounding a planet, every part of which is in a Clarke orbit so that it appears, from the planet, to be stationary in the sky.
Clarke's First Law (n.) antedating 1962 Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future "When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
Clarke's Second Law (n.) antedating 1962 Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future "The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible."
Clarke's Third Law (n.) antedating 1968 Arthur C. Clarke, letter to Science "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Dyson sphere (n.) antedating 1970 Larry Niven, Ringworld an artificial structure, in the form of a hollow shell surrounding a star.
ET (n.) antedating 1945 John Campbell, Astounding editorial an alien: abbreviation for "extra-terrestrial"
Earthian (n.) antedating 1907 an Earthling
Earthian (adj.) antedating 1907 of or pertaining to the Earth or Earthlings
Earth-normal (adj.) antedating 1932 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Electronic Siege' as normally found on earth, such as gravity or atmosphere
Earthside (adj.) antedating 1951 Cyril Judd, 'Mars Child' on or from the planet Earth
Earthside (adv.) antedating 1947 Hudson Hastings, 'The Big Night'
Earth-type (adj.) antedating 1941 Robert A. Heinlein, Methuselah's Children 'like the planet Earth', usually in the phrase 'an earth-type planet'
Earthward (adj.) antedating 1940 Robert Heinlein, 'Requiem' facing toward the planet earth
Earthward (adv.) antedating 1939 'Dennis Clive', "Valley of Pretenders" toward the planet Earth (as opposed to toward the ground)
Jovian (n.) antedating 1873 R. Payne Smith, 'Science and Revelation' a (presumed) inhabitant of the planet Jupiter
Jovian (n.) any evidence 1943 Clifford D. Simak, 'Hunch' the hypothetical language spoken by Jovians
Jovian (adj.) antedating 1794 G. Adams in Nat. & Exp. Philos. of Jupiter
Klingon (n.) antedating 1968 G. L. Coon 'Errand of Mercy' a member of a fictional humanoid alien race featuring in the U.S. television series Star Trek and in subsequent associated series, films, publications, etc. Also in extended use. Also the language of this race.
Luna (n.) antedating 1931 in Raymond Gallun's "The Lunar Chrysalis" Earth's moon
Luna City (n.) antedating 1939 Robert A. Heinlein, Misfit the main city on Earth's moon.
Lunarian (n.) antedating 1708 an inhabitant of Earth's moon
Martian (n.) antedating 1883 W. S. Lach-Szyrma's "Aleriel" an (imagined) inhabitant of Mars
Martian (n.) antedating 1901 "From India to the Planet Mars", Daniel B. Vermilye the language of Martians
Martian (adj.) antedating 1873 The Planet Mars: An Essay by a Whewellite
Mercurian (n.) antedating 1868 an inhabitant of Mercury
Neptunian (n.) antedating 1870 an inhabitant of Neptune
Planet Earth (n.) antedating 1941 Anonymous, 'Comet' magazine. (without the, and usu. with one or both initials capitals), the earth as the particular planet on which man lives
Plutonian (n.) antedating 1931 S. H. Coblentz 'Into Plutonian Depths' an inhabitant of Pluto
Plutonian (n.) antedating 1958 W. F. Temple 'The Undiscovered Country' the language spoken by Plutonians
Plutonian (adj.) antedating 1931 S. H. Coblentz 'Into Plutonian Depths' pertaining to the planet Pluto
Saturnian (n.) antedating 1738 Gentl. Mag. VIII. an inhabitant of Saturn
Singularity (n.) antedating 1983 in an Omni article by Vernor Vinge the transition to posthumanity
Sol (n.) antedating 1929 L. F. Stone 'Out of the Void' the sun as a star, rather than as a personification
Sol III (n.) antedating 1941 Edward E.Smith,'The Vortex Blaster' the Earth
Solarian (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' an inhabitant of the Earth's solar system
Solarian (n.) antedating 1851 Charles Fourier, The Passions of the Human Soul an inhabitant of Sol
Solarian (adj.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' pertaining to Earth's sun, solar system, or their inhabitants
Tardis (n.) antedating 1985 in Christian Science Monitor 30 Apr. In allusive use. Something resembling or likened to Doctor Who's TARDIS; spec.: (a) a thing which has a larger capacity than its outward appearance suggests; a building, etc., that is larger on the inside than it appears from the outside; (b) a thing seemingly from another time (past or future).
Tardis-like (adj.) antedating 1986 in The Times 4 Dec in reference to something whose capacity is greater than is suggested by its exterior appearance
Tellurian (n.) antedating 1930 E.E. 'Doc' Smith, 'Skylark Three' an inhabitant of Earth
Tellurian (adj.) antedating 1930 Gawain Edwards, "A Rescue From Jupiter" relating to Earth
Tellus (n.) antedating 1930 G. Edwards 'A Rescue From Jupiter' the planet Earth
Terra (n.) antedating 1873 R. Payne Smith, 'Science and Revelation' the planet Earth
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