SF Criticism Citations

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science fictionish (adj.) antedating 1965 Anthony Boucher in the New York Times resembling or reminiscent of science fiction
Orwellian (adj.) antedating 1950 M. McCarthy, 'On the Contrary' characteristic or suggestive of the writings of George Orwell, esp. of the totalitarian state depicted in his dystopian account of the future, Nineteen Eighty-four (1949)
scientifictionist (n.) antedating 1935 in Wonder Stories a fan or writer of science fiction
proto-science fiction (n.) antedating 1962 Damon Knight, 'A Century of Science Fiction' literary works that prefigure the themes of science fiction, especially ones involving fantastic voyages or technological innovations
scientifictionally (adv.) antedating 1943 Astonishing Stories in a scientifictional manner
pulp science fiction (n.) antedating 1948 in the New York Times science fiction published in the pulp magazines of the early Twentieth Century
soft science fiction (n.) antedating 1978 George S. Elrick, 'Science Fiction Handbook' science fiction based on the soft sciences
scientific fiction (n.) antedating 1876 W. H. L. Barnes in 'Caxton's Book' science fiction
interplanetary (n.) antedating 1939 Charles Hornig in Science Fiction a story about interplanetary travel
pseudo-scientific (adj.) antedating 1927 in Amazing Stories of or pertaining to science fiction
weird (adj.) antedating 1934 in Astounding Stories describing supernatural horror (often in "weird fiction," "weird tale," etc.)
soft science fiction (n.) antedating 1984 David Hartwell, 'Age of Wonders' science fiction in which the scientific elements are relatively unimportant to the story
epic fantasy (n.) antedating 1961 M. Moorcock in Amra = sword and sorcery
gadget story (n.) antedating 1942 'H.H. Holmes', 'Rocket to the Morgue' a story where the primary focus is on inventions or the process of inventing
edisonade (n.) antedating 1993 John Clute, 'The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction' a story featuring a young male inventor who uses his inventions and ingenuity to defeat his foes or to explore new territory
anime (n.) antedating 1985 in net.comics a Japanese animated film or television programme, drawn in a meticulously detailed style, usually featuring characters with distinctive large, staring eyes, and typically having a science-fiction or fantasy theme, sometimes including violent or sexually explicit material; this genre of entertainment
mad scientist (n.) antedating 1908 R. McDonald, 'Mad scientist: a tale of the future' a scientist who is insane or eccentric, esp. so as to be dangerous or evil: a stock figure of melodramatic horror stories
science-fictionality (n.) antedating 1997 I. Csicsery-Ronay in Science-Fiction Studies the condition of being science-fictional
urban fantasy (n.) antedating 1987 in the Washington Post a genre of fantasy that uses a city as its primary setting; a work in this genre
sharecropping (n.) antedating 1987 Gardner Dozois, in 'The Year's Best SF Fifth Annual Collection' the practice of writing sharecrops
biopunk (n.) antedating 1993 in Science-Fiction Studies a subgenre of science fiction which focuses on the societal effects of biotechnology and genetic engineering
science-fictioner (n.) antedating 1954 Forrest J. Ackerman in Imagination a film on a science fiction theme
alternate future (n.) antedating 1941 Alfred Bester, "The Probable Man" one of several possible futures
post-apocalypse (adj.) antedating 1970 in the Washington Post Book World pertaining to a time or setting after the collapse of civilization
horror (n.) antedating 1898 in the Philadelphia Inquirer a genre intended to create a feeling of fear in the reader or viewer, especially one employing supernatural elements or monstrous creatures
disaster (adj.) antedating 1976 Lester del Rey in Analog describing a global catastrophe (natural, man-made, or extraterrestrial in origin) and its aftermath
military science fiction (n.) antedating 1972 Jerry Pounelle, in "Hammer's Slammers" science fiction that focuses on the military and warfare
different story (n.) antedating 1928 in Amazing Stories a science fiction, fantasy, or weird story
off-trail (adj.) antedating 1947 Raymond A. Palmer in Amazing Stories science fiction, fantasy, or horror
scientific romance (n.) antedating 1873 G. M. Towle translated by A. Marx, Introduction to "Tour of the World in Eighty Days" proto-science fiction written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (especially in Britain), exemplified by H.G. Wells, and in later use, science fiction that is similar in style or approach; also, a work of this kind
pseudo-science (n.) antedating 1927 Willis Knapp Jones in "The Author & Journalist" science-fiction
Buck Rogers (adj.) antedating 1946 G. Conklin, 'The Best of Science Fiction' = science-fictional; characteristic of hackneyed or dated science fiction
weird (n.) antedating 1947 in Startling Stories that which is weird (in the sense of supernatural or fantastic)
slipstreamish (adj.) antedating 2002 Rich Horton in Locus having the characteristics or qualities of slipstream
slipstreamy (adj.) antedating 1995 SFRA Review having the characteristics or qualities of slipstream
proto-cyberpunk (n.) antedating 1986 Bruce Sterling, 'Mirrorshades' a writer of proto-cyberpunk works
Tolkienian (adj.) antedating 1954 C.S. Lewis in Time and Tide of or pertaining to J.R.R. Tolkien or his writings
space-operatic (adj.) antedating 1953 L. Sprague de Camp, 'Science-Fiction Handbook' like or of space opera
fantastical (n.) antedating 1995 Kathy Maio in F&SF that which is fantastical
uchronian (adj.) antedating 1986 Gordon B. Chamberlain, 'Allohistory in Science Fiction' of uchronias
secondary world (n.) antedating 1947 J.R.R. Tolkien, 'On Fairy-Stories' the setting of a work of fantasy where the setting is different from the real world but is internally consistent
primary world (n.) antedating 1947 J.R.R. Tolkien, 'On Fairy-Stories' the real world, as opposed to the secondary world of a work of fiction
slipstreamer (n.) antedating 1997 I. Csicsery-Ronay in Science Fiction Studies a writer of slipstream fiction
science-fictionist (n.) antedating 1939 in Astounding Science-Fiction a writer or connoisseur of science fiction
science-fictive (adj.) antedating 1956 Elizabeth Janeway in the New York Times pertaining to or characteristic of science fiction
Vernean (adj.) antedating 1883 in The Dial of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the science fiction of Jules Verne
utopian (adj.) antedating 1613 Samuel Purchas, 'Pilgrimage' possessing or regarded as having impossibly or extravagantly ideal conditions in respect of politics, customs, social organization, etc.
space fiction (n.) antedating 1948 Walt Sheldon, 'Perfect Servant' science fiction set in space or on other worlds, or involving space travel
Wellsian (adj.) antedating 1912 in the Westminster Gazette of, pertaining to, or resembling the ideas and writings of H. G. Wells, esp. in his science fiction, social comment, etc.
dystopian (n.) antedating 1868 J. S. Mill in 'Hansard Commons' one who advocates or describes a dystopia
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