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null-gravity (n.) any evidence 1957 John Victor Peterson, 'The Gently Orbiting Blonde' = anti-gravity
space lanes (n.) antedating 1932 Neil R. Jones, Spacewrecked on Venus established routes through space
thought-controlled (n.) antedating 1977 C. Thomas, Firefox of devices: controlled by a person's thoughts or neural impulses
space-bound (adj.) antedating 1960 in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact restricted to space; also, headed for space
earth-norm (n.) antedating 1951 Milton Lesser, ''A' as in Android' = earth-normal
space-based (adj.) antedating 1957 'John Christopher', Occupational Risk based in outer space
star lanes (n.) antedating July 1943 Astounding Science Fiction
asteroid field (n.) antedating 1980 a region of space in which there is a high density of asteroids; cf. asteroid belt
Clarke belt (n.) antedating 1984 named after Arthur C. Clarke, the ring-shaped region around the earth containing all possible geostationary orbits
Clarke ring (n.) antedating 1984 a ring-shaped hypothetical structure surrounding a planet, every part of which is in a Clarke orbit so that it appears, from the planet, to be stationary in the sky.
mindfood (n.) antedating 1986 R. Pelton 'Mind Food and Smart Pills' a substance taken as food or drink containing chemicals which increase one's mental ability
rocket-ship (n.) antedating 1925 H. Scheffauer in The New York Times a spaceship powered by rockets
moon rocket (n.) antedating 1921 Scientific American, That Moon-Rocket Proposition a rocket intended to travel to the Moon
nanotechnologist (n.) antedating 1986 an expert or specialist in nanotechnology
time warp (v.) antedating 1974 to transport in a time warp
terranean/terranian (n.) any evidence Any dates other than 1913 & 1965 inhabitant of earth
hobbitish (adj.) antedating 1966 resembling a hobbit, hobbit-like
razor (adj.) antedating 1984 W. Gibson 'Neuromancer' having razors or other blades replacing fingernails
teleportage (n.) antedating 1951 John Wyndham =teleportation
triffidian (adj.) postdating 1951 J. Wyndham 'The Day of the Triffids' like, or in the manner of a triffid
triffid-like (adj.) interdating 1971 Daily Telegraph 16 Jan like, or in the manner of a triffid
telekineticist (n.) antedating 1949 C. L. Harness in Startling Stories one who practises or has the power of telekinesis
atomic (adj.) antedating 1914 H.G. Wells. 'The World Set Free' In the SF sense, using the energy within the atomic nucleus.
Tardis-like (adj.) antedating 1986 in The Times 4 Dec in reference to something whose capacity is greater than is suggested by its exterior appearance
areographer (n.) antedating 1880 one who maps or studies the planet Mars
planetary engineer (n.) antedating 1932 J. Williamson 'The Electron Flame' one who does planetary engineering
teleporting (adj.) antedating 1949 J. Schmitz 'The Witches of Karres'
3-di (n.) antedating 1986 'James Tiptree jr.' (Alice Sheldon): "Collision" A device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
trivvy (n.) antedating 1966 K. Roberts 'Synth' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
superluminally (adv.) antedating 1979 in Nature 18 Jan at a superluminal speed
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
space relay (n.) antedating 1958 in The Listener 4 Dec a point in space such as a moon that can be used as an intermediate base on a journey
space probe (n.) antedating 1958 in The Listener 20 Nov an unmanned spacecraft for research or reconnaissance
space journey (n.) antedating 1901 H. G. Wells 'First Men in Moon' a journey in space
space navigation (n.) antedating 1931 J. M. Walsh 'Vandals of Void' navigation in space
space taxi (n.) antedating 1952 W. Ley in C. Ryan 'Across Space Frontier' a spacecraft designed for short distance ferrying
space travelling (n.) antedating 1934 C. Lambert 'Music Ho!' travelling through outer space
space rocket (n.) antedating 1928 in Discovery June a rocket designed to travel beyond the earth's atmosphere
superluminary (n.) antedating 1973 J. Gregory & R. Price 'The Visitors'
kiloday (n.) antedating 1945 John W. Campbell, magazine editorial one thousand days
Neptunian (n.) antedating 1870 an inhabitant of Neptune
out-worldly (adj.) antedating 1934
dalek (n.) 1963 Terry Nation, a type of cyborg appearing in the BBC television series "Dr. Who".
intergalactically (adv.) antedating 1980 in Punch between galaxies
gravs (n.) antedating 1940 'George Danzell', 'The Castaway' anti-gravitational propulsion devices
tanstaafl (n.) antedating 1966 R. Heinlein 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' interjection asserting that there is a cost, hidden or otherwise to everything
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