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star drive (n.) antedating 1948 P. Anderson 'Genius' a spaceship drive capable of interstellar travel
starfarer (n.) antedating 1961 R.A. Lafferty, "The Weirdest World" an interstellar traveler
starfaring (n.) any evidence 1973 J. Vance 'Trullion: Alastor 2262' interstellar traveling
starfaring (adj.) antedating 1960 pertaining to interstellar travel
starfleet (n.) antedating 1939 Lester del Rey, "The Luck of Ignatz" a fleet of starships
stargate (n.) antedating 1958 A. Norton 'Star Gate' a location or device in space by passage through which instantaneous travel over interstellar distances is achieved
star lanes (n.) antedating July 1943 Astounding Science Fiction
star-ship (n.) antedating 1926 Raymond Quiex, "The War in Space" a spaceship capable of interstellar travel
star system (n.) antedating 1914 J. R. Kippax 'The Call of the Stars' =solar system
stasis field (n.) antedating 1942 R. Heinlein 'Beyond This Horizon' a device which halts all change or activity in a given volume; also, the volume under such stasis
stun-gun (n.) antedating 1946 M. Champion 'The Unforeseen' a gun that fires shot which stuns without causing serious injury
stunner (n.) antedating 1941 C. M. Kornbluth 'Fire-Power' a gun that fires shot which stuns without causing serious injury
sub-ether (n.) antedating 1930 Edward E. Smith, 'Skylark Three' the medium through which faster-than-light signals propagate
subetheric (n.) any evidence 1974 Isaac Asimov, 'The Last Question'
subetheric (adj.) antedating 1940 Robert A. Heinlein
subetherics (n.) any evidence 1948 George O. Smith, "The Trans-Galactic Twins"
sublight (n.) antedating 1976 J. Chalker 'A Jungle of Stars' speeds below light-speed
sublight (adj.) antedating 1950 J. D. MacDonald 'Shadow on the Sand' below the speed of light
sublight (adv.) antedating 1966 P. Anderson 'A Sun Invisible' at a speed below light-speed
subspace (n.) antedating 1937 Nat Schachner/Jack Williamson a physical space in which motion and communication are supposed to occur free of their usual limitations, or subject to different laws
suit (n.) antedating 1928 E. E. Smith 'The Skylark of Space' =spacesuit
suited (adj.) antedating 1938 A. K. Barnes 'Satellite Five' wearing a spacesuit
suit up (v.) antedating 1951 Robert A. Heinlein, "The Black Pits of Luna" to put on a spacesuit
super-computer (n.) antedating 1951 H. B. Fyfe, "Thinking Machine" an extremely powerful computer
superhero (n.) antedating 1937 Norman F Stanley, letter a person with superpowers who uses them to fight crime
superluminal (adj.) antedating 1959 K. R. Popper 'Logic Sci. Discovery' having or being a speed greater than that of light;
superluminal (adv.) antedating 1992 L. Shepard 'Barnacle Bill the Spacer' at a superluminal speed
superluminally (adv.) antedating 1979 in Nature 18 Jan at a superluminal speed
superluminary (n.) antedating 1973 J. Gregory & R. Price 'The Visitors'
superpower (n.) antedating 1945 in Supersnipe Comics Vol. 2, #8 an ability beyond what is human
super-science (n.) antedating 1930 Cover, 'Astounding Stories of Super-science' extremely advanced science
superscientific (adj.) antedating 1930 in Amazing Stories of or pertaining to super-science
super-weapon (n.) antedating 1931 Robert Baldwin. LETTER 'Heroes too Heroic?"
tanstaafl (n.) antedating 1966 R. Heinlein 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' interjection asserting that there is a cost, hidden or otherwise to everything
telekineticist (n.) antedating 1949 C. L. Harness in Startling Stories one who practises or has the power of telekinesis
teleport (n.) antedating 1952 T. Sturgeon 'Baby Is Three' one who practises teleportation by psychic means
teleport (n.) antedating 1944 H. Walton 'Boomerang' a mechanism that can perform teleportation
teleport (v.) antedating 1932 C. Fort 'Wild Talents' to convey oneself or some thing by teleportation
teleport (v.) antedating 1944 I. Asimov 'Foundation' to apparently instantaneous transport persons, etc., across space by advanced technological means
teleportage (n.) antedating 1951 John Wyndham =teleportation
teleportation (n.) antedating 1931 C. Fort 'Lo!' the conveyance of persons (esp. of oneself) or things by psychic power; also in futuristic description, apparently instantaneous transportation of persons, etc., across space by advanced technological means
teleporter (n.) antedating 1963 'M. Phillips' 'The Impossibles' one who teleports
teleporting (n.) antedating 1949 J. Schmitz 'The Witches of Karres' the action of teleporting
teleporting (adj.) antedating 1949 J. Schmitz 'The Witches of Karres'
telescreen (n.) antedating 1938 A. J. Burks 'The Challenge of Atlantis' a television screen
terraform (v.) antedating 1942 Jack Williamson, "Collision Orbit" To transform (an environment or planet) by terraforming
terraformed (adj.) antedating 1942 Jack Williamson, "Minus Sign" Of an environment or planet transformed by terraforming
terraformer (n.) antedating 1979 one who engages in terraforming
terraforming (n.) antedating 1942 Jack Williamson in Astounding The process of transforming a planet into one sufficiently similar to the earth to support terrestrial life.
terran (adj.) antedating 1881 W. D. Hay 'Three Hundred Years Hence' of or pertaining to the planet Earth or its inhabitants
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