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beanstalk (n.) any evidence 1982 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Friday' a space elevator
collapsium (n.) any evidence 1958 H Beam Piper, Graveyard of Dreams any of a variety of extremely high-density substances
space piracy (n.) antedating 1946 George O. Smith, 'The Impossible Pirate' piracy carried out against space vessels
inertial damper (n.) any evidence 1998 Greg Cox, 'Assignment: Eternity' a hypothetical device used for partially neutralising the effects of inertia
transgalactic (adj.) antedating 1936 H.P. Lovecraft, 'The Shadow Out of Time' across a galaxy
space patrolman (n.) antedating 1942 Wilbur S. Peacock, 'The Thing of Venus' a man who works for the space patrol
Terrestrian (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' an inhabitant of earth; = terrestrial
flash crowd (n.) any evidence
other-dimensional (adj.) antedating 1934 C. L. Moore, 'Scarlet Dream' of or from another dimension
moonship (n.) antedating 1931 Wonder Stories, The Murders on the Moon-Ship a spacecraft for going to the moon
areologic (adj.) antedating 1993 G. Bear 'Moving Mars' = areological
vacsuited (adj.) antedating 1994 D. Weber 'On Basilisk Station' wearing a vacuum suit
micro book (n.) antedating 1943 'A. Boucher' 'One-Way Trip' a book reproduced at a reduced size by the use of microphotography or microprinting
aircab (n.) antedating 1940 Harry Bates, 'Farewell to the Master' a flying taxicab
kiloyear (n.) antedating 1945 one thousand years
space freighter (n.) antedating 1932 Edwin K. Sloat, 'The Space Rover' A spaceship primarily used for transporting cargo.
countergrav (n.) any evidence 1955 Richard Wilson, "The Girls from Planet 5" =anti-gravity
dirtsider (n.) any evidence 1984 Timothy Zahn, "Return to the Fold" a spacer's term for an inhabitant of a planet
planetography (n.) antedating 1955 P. Anderson 'The Long Way Home' the study of planets
dirtside (adv.) antedating 1957 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Double Star' toward the surface of a planet
solar sailing (n.) antedating 1960 Aeroplane XCIX propelling a spaceship via a solar sail
space bus (n.) antedating 1961 in New Scientist 27 July a spacecraft designed to ferry people and freight short distances
morphed (adj.) antedating 2001 K. A. Applegate 'Animorphs: The Sacrifice' something that has morphed or has been morphed
light-day (n.) antedating 1943 A.E. van Vogt, "Concealment" the distance light travels in 24 hours
light-month (n.) antedating 1952 in Theodore R. Cogswell's "The Specter General" the distance light travels in one month
stun-gun (n.) antedating 1946 M. Champion 'The Unforeseen' a gun that fires shot which stuns without causing serious injury
planetographer (n.) antedating 1937 E. E. Smith 'Galactic Patrol' one who studies planets
space biology (n.) antedating 1953 Hugo Gernsback, 'Science-Fiction Sematics' the study of biology in outer space
space traveller (n.) antedating 1928 Harold Scott, letter in Amazing Stories a traveler through outer space
space capsule (n.) antedating 1954 E. R. James 'Space Capsule' a small spacecraft containing the instruments or crew relating to the purpose of a space flight
space helmet (n.) antedating 1931 M. W. Wellman 'The Disc-men of Jupiter' a helmet worn in space to protect the head and provide air
nullgrav (adj.) antedating 1957 John Victor Peterson, 'The Gently Orbiting Blonde'
morphing (n.) antedating 1990 C. W. McCubbin 'GURPS Aliens' the action or process that occurs when something morphs
space junk (n.) antedating 1960 in New York Times 30 Dec man-made debris floating in space
energy weapon (n.) antedating 1941 A.E. van Vogt, The Seesaw a weapon that fires a beam of energy
hulled (adj.) antedating 1941 Leigh Brackett, 'Retreat to the Stars' used of a spaceship whose hull has been penetrated
cloak (v.) any evidence 1984 To make invisible or undetectable
coreward (adj.) any evidence 1979 Marc Miller, 'Traveller' game handbook toward the center of the galaxy
blast off (v.) antedating 1937 E.E. Smith, 'Galactic Patrol' to take off in a rocket
videophonic (adj.) antedating 1949 1949 A. E. van Vogt 'The Players of Null-A' related to videophones or their use
robotically (adv.) antedating 1971 P. Anderson 'The Byworlder' in a robotical way
torch drive (n.) antedating 1976 Larry Niven, 'The Words of Science Fiction' a kind of spaceship drive
superluminal (adj.) antedating 1959 K. R. Popper 'Logic Sci. Discovery' having or being a speed greater than that of light;
galactographer (n.) antedating 1965 Edmond Hamilton, "Return to the Stars" one who maps the physical structure of galaxies.
posthumanism (n.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' the condition or nature of posthumans
three vee (n.) antedating 1954 J. Blish 'At Death's End' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
cold sleeper (n.) antedating 1969 Richard Meredith, "We All Died at Breakaway Station" a person in cold sleep.
superluminal (adv.) antedating 1992 L. Shepard 'Barnacle Bill the Spacer' at a superluminal speed
precog (v.) antedating 1948 H, Beam Piper, 'Police Operation' to predict the future by precognitive powers
roboticized (adj.) antedating 1952 E. Wellen 'Origins of Galactic Slang' provided with or converted to the use of robots
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