Science Fiction Citations

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astronavigator (n.) antedating 1941 Eric Frank Russell, 'Jay Score' = astrogator (also astro-navigator)
skinsuit (n.) antedating 1957 Forrest J Ackerman in Imaginative Tales a thin, tightly-fitting spacesuit or clothing convertible to a spacesuit)
Solarian (adj.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' pertaining to Earth's sun, solar system, or their inhabitants
Plutonian (adj.) antedating 1931 S. H. Coblentz 'Into Plutonian Depths' pertaining to the planet Pluto
spacehand (n.) antedating 1938 Manly Wade Wellman, 'Men Against the Stars' someone who works or has experience working in space
ultrawave (n.) antedating 1939 Lester del Rey, 'Habit' a wave phenomenon that propagates faster than the speed of light: a communication system using such a wave
zero-gravity (n.) antedating 1938 1938 J. Binder 'If Science Reached The Earth's Core' the state or condition in which there is no apparent force of gravity acting on a body, either because the force is locally weak, or because both the body and its surroundings are freely and equally accelerating under the force
in-system (adv.) antedating 1961 Keith Laumer, 'Stranger in Paradox'
in-system (adj.) antedating 1971 Larry Niven, 'A Gift From Earth'
prime directive (n.) antedating 1956 Poul Anderson, "The Live Coward" a rule or law that overrides or guides other rules or laws; in particular a rule forbidding interference in the affairs of aliens which have not yet achieved space travel
cyborging (n.) antedating 1989 Orson Scott Card, book review the process of coverting someone into a cyborg
light-century (n.) antedating 1922 Harlow Shapley, "On the Significance of Recent Astronomical Discovery" the distance light travels in 100 years
dirtside (n.) antedating 1953 Robert A. Heinlein, "Starman Jones" the surface of a planet
nearside (n.) any evidence 1974 John Varley The part of the Moon that faces Earth.
starfarer (n.) antedating 1961 R.A. Lafferty, "The Weirdest World" an interstellar traveler
dayside (n.) antedating 1914 John R. Kippax, 'The Call of the Stars' The side of a planet that is in daylight, sometimes in the context of a planet with one side permanently facing its sun.
nightside (n.) antedating 1914 John R. Kippax, 'The Call of the Stars' that part of an astronomical body facing away from the Sun.
geas (n.) antedating 1921 James Branch Cabell, 'Figures of Earth' sense is a spell, or a magical compulsion
Earthian (n.) antedating 1907 an Earthling
xenobiological (adj.) any evidence 1973 Alan Dean Foster, 'Bloodhype' of, or relating to, xenobiology
xenolinguist (n.) any evidence 1988 Sheila Finch, 'Berlitz in Outer Space: How Alien Communication Just Might Work' one who studies alien languages
megayear (n.) any evidence 1935 John W. Campbell, Jr. 'Night' a million years
biotechnician (n.) antedating 1951 Poul Anderson, 'Inside Earth"
intergalactic (adj.) antedating 1920 Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 2 1920 Situated between the galaxies; of, pertaining to, or occupying the regions between galaxies.
rocketman (n.) antedating 1931 Salt Lake Tribune someone who pilots, or works on, a rocket or rockets
space explorer (n.) antedating 1936 Astounding Stories an explorer of space
Earthward (adj.) antedating 1940 Robert Heinlein, 'Requiem' facing toward the planet earth
impervium (n.) antedating 1942 F. Orlin Tremaine, "A Leader for Korcin" a near-indestructible synthetic material or alloy
sol-type (adj.) any evidence 1943 A.E. van Vogt, 'M33 in Andromeda' of the same class of star as Sol
deep-space (adj.) antedating 1948 Murray Leinster, "Planet of Sand" of or in deep space, also "deep space" and "deepspace"
spaceboat (n.) antedating 1932 Raymond Z. Gallun, Revolt of the Star Men = spaceship
tin-can (n.) antedating 1940 Lee Gregor, 'Flight to Galileo' a spaceship or space station
nullgrav (n.) antedating 1956 Robert A. Heinlein, 'The Door into Summer'
vision plate (n.) antedating 1932 H. G. Winter, "Seed of the Arctic Ice" = a viewscreen
boat (n.) antedating 1930 Edward E. Smith, 'Skylark Three' = spaceship
spacewreck (n.) any evidence 1943 Henry Kuttner, 'Soldiers of Space' the wreck of a spaceship
dirtball (n.) antedating 1978 Richard A. Lupoff, "Space War Blues" a planet
spacewreck (n.) antedating 1934 E.E. 'Doc' Smith, "Triplanetary"
earthian (n.) any evidence 1943 Clifford Simak, "Hunch" the language spoken on Earth
viewphone (n.) antedating 1932 Raymond Z. Gallun, Revolt of the Star Men a telephone that allows caller and receiver to see one another = videophone
inertial damping (n.) any evidence 1987 Greg Bear, "Eon"
saucerman (n.) antedating 1952 Larry Shaw in _Space Science Fiction_ a being imagined to travel in a flying saucer
astroengineering (n.) antedating 1971 in Nature, in a alien-life-in-outer-space context
astrogational (adj.) antedating 1940 Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness" of navigation in space
Clarke orbit (n.) antedating 1974 Howard Miles, "Artificial satellite observing and its applications" geosynchronous orbit
cruiser (n.) antedating 1923 Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars
matter-transmitting (adj.) antedating 1932 Jack Williamson, 'The Moon Era' of or relating to matter transmission
elsewhen (adv.) antedating 1984 Robert Silverberg, Far Side of the Bell_shaped curve (in time-travel situations) at another point in time
posthumanist (adj.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' of or related to posthumanism
mutie (n.) antedating 1941 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Universe' mutant
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