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ftl (adv.) antedating 1969 R. Meredith 'We All Died At Breakaway Station' at a speed faster than that of light
matrix (n.) antedating 1976 = cyberspace
mindmeld (n.) antedating 1968 Star Trek a (supposed) technique for the psychic fusion of two or more minds, permitting unrestricted communication or deep understanding; the act or an instance of doing this
mindmelding (n.) antedating 1968 the action of a mindmeld
viewscreen (n.) antedating 1932 John W. Campbell Jr., "Invaders From the Infinite" a television or similar display screen for viewing images
multiverse (n.) antedating 1963 M. Moorcock in Sci. Fiction Adventures a hypothetical space or realm of being consisting of a number of universes, of which our own universe is only one
visiphone (n.) antedating 1934 1934, E. E. Smith 'Triplanetary' = videophone
mutation (n.) antedating 1931 Edmond Hamilton an organism which has arisen by genetic mutation; a mutant
orbital tower (n.) antedating 1975 J. Pearson 'Acta Astron.' a structure linking a planet, moon, etc., with a space station or satellite which is in stationary orbit around it
continuum (n.) antedating 1938 Henry Kuttner, Jack Williamson sense wanted is that commonly used in SF, a universe
off-planet (adv.) antedating 1953 H. Beam Piper, "Ullr Uprising" away from a particular planet; towards or on another planet; in or into space
star drive (n.) antedating 1948 P. Anderson 'Genius' a spaceship drive capable of interstellar travel
off-planet (adj.) antedating 1945 M. Jameson 'Lilies of Life' originating on another planet; located away from a particular planet
space vehicle (n.) antedating 1930 M. J. Breuer 'The Fitzgerald Contraction' =spacecraft
offworlder (n.) antedating 1957 A. Norton 'Star Born' a person or being from another planet; an alien
parallel universe (n.) antedating 1923 H.G Wells, Men Like Gods A universe in which physical laws or historical events are different to our own
sentient (adj.) antedating 1920 Punch magazine =sapient or intelligent
sentience (n.) antedating 1947 G. O. Smith 'The Kingdom of the Blind' an intelligent being
parallel world (n.) antedating 1931 Benson Herbert, The World Within A world like our own, but which has diffeences in history or physical laws to our won.
sentience (n.) antedating 1937 Jack Williamson, 'Released Entropy' the condition of being sentient
planetfall (n.) antedating 1940 Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness" a landing upon a planet after a journey through space.
psionic (adj.) antedating 1951 J. Williamson 'The Peddler's Nose' pertaining to or involving psi
psi (n.) antedating 1942 R. H. Thouless in Proc. Soc. Psychical Res. paranormal phenomena or faculties collectively; the psychic force supposed to be manifested by these
spacecraft (n.) antedating 1929 New York Times any vehicle designed to travel in space
faster-than-light (adj.) antedating 1940 D. D. Sharp, "The Lodestone Core" that is traveling or can travel faster than light
shapeshifter (n.) antedating 1967 A. Garner 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen' one who shapeshifts
Earthian (adj.) antedating 1907 of or pertaining to the Earth or Earthlings
shield (n.) antedating 1930 in Doc Smith's "Skylark Three" a force field defence
shuttlecraft (n.) antedating 1967 E. Hamilton 'The Weapon From Beyond' a small spacecraft designed for ferrying freight or humans between a planetary surface and a spaceship in orbit
spaceship (n.) antedating 1880 Pall Mall Gazette a spacecraft; esp. a manned one under the control of its crew
time machine (n.) antedating 1894 H. G. Wells 'The Time Machine' (first magazine appearance) an imaginary machine capable of transporting a person backwards or forwards in time
light-speed (n.) any evidence 1932 John W. Campbell, "Invaders From the Infinite" the speed of light as a unit of velocity; e.g. "the ships that ply between them at thirty light-speeds seem merely to creep."
home planet (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' = homeworld
spacesickness (n.) antedating 1926 G. C. Wallis and B. Wallis 'The Star Shell' sickness caused by the effects of space flight
gengineer (n.) antedating 1987 Economist =genetic engineer
space warp (n.) antedating 1935 N. Schachner 'The Son of Redmask' an imaginary distortion of space-time that is conceived as enabling space travellers to make journeys that would otherwise be contrary to the known laws of nature
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
Venusian (n.) antedating 1874 A. Blair 'Annals 29th Century' a supposed inhabitant of the planet Venus; also, the language spoken by such a being
Terra (n.) antedating 1873 R. Payne Smith, 'Science and Revelation' the planet Earth
terraform (v.) antedating 1942 Jack Williamson, "Collision Orbit" To transform (an environment or planet) by 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
time paradox (n.) antedating 1942 Astonishing Stories a paradox caused by an action of a time traveler which renders the action logically no longer possible, such as the murder of the time traveler's grandfather at a time before the time traveler's father had beeen conceived
warp drive (n.) antedating 1950 "Amazing Adventures" A fictitious device by which a spaceship is enabled to travel through space by means of a space warp
gravity well (n.) antedating 1963 Winston P. Sanders (Poul Anderson), 'Industrial Revolution' the vicinity of a large mass, such as a planet or star, in which significant energy must be expended in order to move a long away from the mass
cold sleep (n.) antedating 1941 Robert A. Heinlein, "Methuselah's Children" suspended animation, with the subjects kept very cold or even frozen.
cryonics (n.) antedating 1966 Advertisement, Galaxy magazine the practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have died, usu. of an incurable disease, with the aim of reviving them once a cure has been found.
nonhumanoid (adj.) antedating 1946 Basil Wells, "Scrambled World" not having a human or human-like bodily form
space elevator (n.) antedating 1975 A. C. Clarke 'Future Space Programs' =orbital tower
wormhole (n.) antedating 1957 1957 Misner and Wheeler in 'Ann. Physics II' a hypothetical interconnection between widely separated regions of space-time
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