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ray pistol (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' = ray gun
ray projector (n.) antedating 1922 Ray Cummings, 'The Fire People'
razor (adj.) antedating 1984 W. Gibson 'Neuromancer' having razors or other blades replacing fingernails
reaction drive (n.) antedating 1949 T. Sturgeon 'Minority Report' a spaceship drive
replicant (n.) antedating 1981 in Blade Runner script artificial alien or genetically engineered replica of a human being
replicant (n.) antedating 1987 W. Schneider in Atlantic Monthly person who works in a robotic manner; mindless and lacking originality; clone
rimworld (n.) antedating 1957 Robert A. Heinlein, "Citizen of the Galaxy" a planet orbiting a star at the edge, or rim, of the galaxy
ringwall (n.) antedating 1944 C. Bonestell & W. Ley in Astounding Sci. Fiction a roughly circular ring of cliffs/mountains surrounding an impact crater
robo- (n.) antedating 1945 A.E. van Vogt, "World of Null-A" combining form of robot(ic)
robomb (n.) antedating 1944 Saturday Night (Toronto) 22 July a robot bomb
robot (n.) antedating 1922 New York Times a machine designed to function in place of a human, esp. one that resembles a human
robotic (n.) antedating 1941 I. Asimov in Astounding Sci. Fiction May of or pertaining to robots; characteristic of or resembling a robot
robotical (adj.) antedating 1942 in Amazing Stories Feb. having the manner of a robot; related to robots
robotically (adv.) antedating 1971 P. Anderson 'The Byworlder' in a robotical way
roboticist (n.) antedating 1946 Isaac Asimov, 'Evidence' a scientist or engineer who studies or works with robots
roboticized (adj.) antedating 1952 E. Wellen 'Origins of Galactic Slang' provided with or converted to the use of robots
robotics (n.) antedating 1941 Isaac Asimov in Astounding Sci. Fiction May
rocketeer (n.) antedating 1935 Benson Herbert, 'The Perfect World' someone who flies rockets or rocketships
rocketman (n.) antedating 1931 Salt Lake Tribune someone who pilots, or works on, a rocket or rockets
rocket-ship (n.) antedating 1925 H. Scheffauer in The New York Times a spaceship powered by rockets
sapient (n.) antedating 1968 P. J. Farmer "The Day of Timestop" an intelligent alien
sapient (adj.) antedating 1962 H. B. Piper 'Naudsonce' of an alien, having intelligence of human level
saucer (n.) antedating 1947 =flying saucer
saucerman (n.) antedating 1952 Larry Shaw in _Space Science Fiction_ a being imagined to travel in a flying saucer
scientifilm (n.) antedating 1932 F. J. Ackerman in Astounding Stories a science fiction film
selenite (n.) antedating 1645 Howell Lett. III. ix. supposed inhabitant of the moon
sentience (n.) antedating 1947 G. O. Smith 'The Kingdom of the Blind' an intelligent being
sentience (n.) antedating 1937 Jack Williamson, 'Released Entropy' the condition of being sentient
sentient (n.) antedating 1970 Philip José Farmer, 'Maker of Universes' an intelligent being
sentient (adj.) antedating 1920 Punch magazine =sapient or intelligent
shapechange (n.) antedating 1965 Fritz Leiber, 'Monster Lovers' (editorial) an act or instance of shape-changing
shapechange (v.) antedating 1988 T. Brooks 'The Wishsong of Shannara' to change shape, by an imagined natural capability, and adopt the form and sometimes abilities of an animal or other being
shapechanger (n.) antedating 1906 W. B. Yeats 'Poems, 1899-1905' one who can shapechange
shapechanging (n.) antedating 1964 H. R. Ellis Davidson 'Gods and Myths of Northern Europe' the act of or ability to shapechange
shapechanging (adj.) antedating 1621 G. Sandys 'Ovid's Met. II.' pertaining to the act of or ability to shapechange
shapeshift (v.) antedating 1986 S. Dexter 'The Mountains of Channadran' to change shape, by an imagined natural capability, and adopt the form and sometimes abilities of an animal or other being
shapeshifter (n.) antedating 1967 A. Garner 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen' one who shapeshifts
shapeshifting (n.) antedating 1884 A. Lang in M. Hunt Grimm's Household Tales I. the practice or act of changing shape to adopt the form or another animal or human
shapeshifting (adj.) antedating 1895 A. Nutt in Kuno Meyer Voy. Bran I. pertaining to shapeshifting
shield (n.) antedating 1930 in Doc Smith's "Skylark Three" a force field defence
ship (n.) antedating 1925 in J. Schlossel's "Invaders from Outside" a spaceship
shuttle (n.) antedating 1950 in Theodore Sturgeon's "The Stars are the Styx" a space shuttle
shuttlecraft (n.) antedating 1967 E. Hamilton 'The Weapon From Beyond' a small spacecraft designed for ferrying freight or humans between a planetary surface and a spaceship in orbit
skimmer (n.) antedating 1949 W. Bade 'Lost Ulysses' a small aircraft designed or typically used for low altitude flight
skinsuit (n.) antedating 1957 Forrest J Ackerman in Imaginative Tales a thin, tightly-fitting spacesuit or clothing convertible to a spacesuit)
skyhook (n.) antedating 1966 J. D. Isaacs et al. 'Satellite Elongation into a True 'Sky-Hook'' an orbital tower or other launch device
skyhook (n.) antedating 1915 in Aeroplane 10 Mar. an imaginary contrivance for attachment to the sky.
skyhook (n.) antedating 1935 Meier & Lindbergh in Sci. Monthly (N.Y.) Jan. 5 a hook on an aircraft or spaceship capable of lifting burdens
skyhook (n.) antedating 1956 H. Goodwin 'The Science Book of Space Travel' an orbiting space platform
sleeper ship (n.) antedating 1968 J. Blish 'Space Seed' a spaceship in which most or all of the passengers are in some form of suspended animation such as cold sleep in order to avoid aging during a very long voyage
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