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space yacht (n.) antedating 1934 'Don A. Stuart' (John W. Campbell), 'Twilight' A small spaceship for personal use.
astronavigation (n.) antedating 1935 ALexander M, Phillips, Martian Gesture = astrogation
vacuum suit (n.) antedating 1930 E. E. Smith, "Skylark Three" a spacesuit
sentient (n.) antedating 1970 Philip José Farmer, 'Maker of Universes' an intelligent being
vacsuit (n.) antedating 1942 L. Brackett 'Child of the Sun' a vacuum suit; a space suit
Mercurian (n.) antedating 1868 an inhabitant of Mercury
dropshaft (n.) antedating 1957 Harlan Ellison, 'Deeper Than the Darkness' a liftshaft with no lift-cages, using controlled gravity to move people up and down at high speed
planeteer (n.) antedating 1921 in Punch
transhumanity (n.) antedating 1978 R. C. W. Ettinger in 'Immortal: Short Novels of the Transhuman Future' the quality or condition of being transhuman; also, transhumans collectively
esp (v.) any evidence 1949 Eric Frank Russell, 'Postscript' to use extrasensory powers
space navigator (n.) antedating 1930 G. Edwards 'A Rescue from Jupiter' one who navigates a spaceship
prespace (adj.) antedating 1949 'Rene LaFayette', 'The Emperor of the Universe' =prespaceflight
superscientific (adj.) antedating 1930 in Amazing Stories of or pertaining to super-science
aerocar (n.) antedating 1908 Stephen Chalmers, New York Times a small, personal flying vehicle, equivalent to a flying car
multiversal (adj.) antedating 1999 T. Yulsman in Astronomy of or pertaining to a multiverse
lock (n.) antedating 1928 in E. E. 'Doc' Smith's Skylark of Space = airlock
terrestrian (adj.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' of Earth
terrestial (n.) antedating 1936 Clemence Dane, 'American Fairy Tales' a person from the planet Earth
force-beam (n.) antedating 1930 Edmond Hamilton, 'The Universe Wreckers' = tractor beam or pressor beam
space-burned (adj.) antedating 1946 Richard S. Shaver, "Earth Slaves to Space" tanned to the point of burning from being in space
glassite (n.) antedating 1931 Edmond Hamilton. "Sargasso of Space" a synthetic material resembling glass
ray projector (n.) antedating 1922 Ray Cummings, 'The Fire People'
tight-beam (n.) antedating 1930 E.E. Smith, 'Skylark Three'' a highly-focused beam used for communication, especially between spaceships
Solarian (n.) antedating 1851 Charles Fourier, The Passions of the Human Soul an inhabitant of Sol
flame pistol (n.) antedating 1931 Harl Vincent, "Invisible Ships" a pistol that shoots flames
space platform (n.) antedating 1958 =space station
space shuttle (n.) antedating 1950 Norman Menasco, "Trigger Tide"
topside (adj.) any evidence 1960 Wilson Tucker, 'To the Tombaugh Station' in orbit
starfaring (n.) any evidence 1973 J. Vance 'Trullion: Alastor 2262' interstellar traveling
areology (n.) antedating 1868 "The Planet of War", in Littell's Living Age the study of the planet Mars (analogous to geology for the Earth)
gengineer (v.) antedating 1989 To produce, develop, or alter through genetic engineering
xenobiologically (adv.) any evidence 1958 in F&SF
super-computer (n.) antedating 1951 H. B. Fyfe, "Thinking Machine" an extremely powerful computer
robomb (n.) antedating 1944 Saturday Night (Toronto) 22 July a robot bomb
zap gun (n.) antedating 1954 P.W Cutler, 'Reconnaissance' A ray gun
jump pilot (n.) any evidence 1988 Lois McMaster Bujold, "Falling Free" one who pilots a spaceship through a jump
earthship (n.) antedating 1933 Syracuse (N.Y.) Herald A spacecraft from or belonging to earth
cryosuspension (n.) antedating 1983 John Varley, Millenium
lunarscape (n.) antedating 1946 Bernard I. Kahn, 'For The Public' a landscape on the moon
fembot (n.) antedating 1976 Fresno Bee (TV magazine) a robot resembling a woman in appearance. Also: a woman characterized as having robotic behavior or demeanor.
metaverse (n.) antedating 1992 Neil Stephenson, Snow Crash a computer-generated environment within which users can interact with one another and their surroundings, a virtual world = cyberspace
ray (v.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' to fire a ray at
ray pistol (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' = ray gun
earth folk (n.) antedating 1931 Charles Willard Diffin, 'Brood of the Dark Moon' = earthpeople
subetherics (n.) any evidence 1948 George O. Smith, "The Trans-Galactic Twins"
subetheric (n.) any evidence 1974 Isaac Asimov, 'The Last Question'
uplifter (n.) any evidence 2007 John Scalzi, "The Ghost Brigades" one who carries out uplift
galaxy-wide (adv.) antedating 1965 Keith Laumer, 'Retief's War'
inertial dampener (n.) any evidence 1998 L. A. Graf & M. J. Friedman. 'War Dragons' = inertial damper
multisystem (adj.) antedating 1997 Patricia L. Pereira, 'Eagles of the New Dawn' of or involving more than one star system
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