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Word Cite needed Description
space (v.) antedating 1952 R. Heinlein 'The Rolling Stones' to put someone out into space without a spacesuit as a method of execution
gravitic (adj.) antedating 1935 "Don A. Stuart", 'Rebellion' relating to gravitics
non-human (adj.) antedating 1931 Olaf Stapledon, Last and First Men of an alien, not human
areologist (n.) antedating 1976 in Frederik Pohl's "Man Plus" a geologist specializing in Martian geology
everywhen (adv.) antedating 1942 sense needed is with regard to time travel
areological (adj.) antedating 1932 J. Williamson & L. Schwartzman 'Red Slag of Mars' of, pertaining to, or derived from areology; such as is described, investigated, or ascertained by areology
Sol (n.) antedating 1929 L. F. Stone 'Out of the Void' the sun as a star, rather than as a personification
planet-buster (n.) antedating 1950 B. Vanier 'Planet-Buster!' a bomb or other weapon, or a natural force capable of destroying a planet
groundcar (n.) antedating 1937 E.E. Smith, "Galactic Patrol" a car incapable of flight (in contrast with 'aircar')
artificial gravity (n.) antedating 1930 Olaf Stapledon
outworlder (n.) antedating 1934 H. Bates 'A Matter of Size' a person or being from another world or planet, or away from the native world; an alien; an outsider
fresher (n.) antedating 1940 Robert A. Heinlein, Coventry something like a bathroom; it is a contraction of "refresher", and is usually spelled with an initial apostrophe: 'fresher.
empath (n.) antedating 1956 J.T. McIntosh, Empath one with the empathic ability to sense others' emotions.
timestream (n.) antedating 1931 'J. Taine' 'The Time Stream' the sequence of events in time considered notionally as a flow capable of being altered to form different timelines
humanoid (adj.) antedating 1944 Isaac Asimov 'Evidence' of a robot or alien that is of human form
disruptor (n.) antedating 1931 Schachner & Zagat 'The Emperor of the Stars' A weapon that causes disruption to some structure or function of its target, such as an object's interatomic bonds, or a person's neural function.
first contact (n.) antedating 1935 Murray Leinster, Proxima Centauri The first meeting between two different intelligent species
holodeck (n.) antedating 1987 David Gerrold, "Encounter at Farpoint" a computer controlled artificial physical environment (Star Trek)
planetside (adv.) antedating 1955 P. J. Farmer 'Father' on or onto the surface of a planet
uplift (n.) antedating 1980 David Brin 'Sundiver' the act or process of uplifting a species
extraterrestrial (adj.) antedating 1868 existing or originating outside the earth or its atmosphere.
Luna City (n.) antedating 1939 Robert A. Heinlein, Misfit the main city on Earth's moon.
holocam (n.) antedating 1968 John Brunner, "Stand on Zanzibar" a camera for taking three-dimesnsional holographic pictures. Looking for both 'holocam' and 'holocamera'
bot (n.) antedating 1969 in Richard Meredith's "We All Died at Breakaway Station" an abbreviation for "robot", often spelled "'bot".
insectoid (n.) antedating 1937 Olaf Stapledon, "Star Maker" An insect-like creature
extraterrestrial (n.) antedating 1942 Martin Pearson, The Embassy a creature not from Earth
vibroblade (n.) antedating 1940 R. A. Heinlein 'If This Goes On--' a fictitious weapon/tool: a knife with a blade which vibrates rapidly to increase its ability to cut
holovision (n.) antedating 1968 three-dimensional television
insectoid (adj.) antedating 1953 Richard S. Shaver, "Beyond the Barrier" insect-like
teleport (n.) antedating 1944 H. Walton 'Boomerang' a mechanism that can perform teleportation
non-human (n.) antedating 1942 Lester del Rey, "The Wings of Night" a non-human creature or organism, such as an animal, an alien, or a supernatural being
cyborg (v.) antedating 1976 John Varley, Bagatelle to make into a cyborg
go nova (v.) antedating 1942 (of a star) to become a nova; (more generally, of a star, planet, etc.) to explode.
cold sleep (v.) antedating 1956 Robert A. Heinlein, "The Door Into Summer" to undergo suspended animation for a period of time
tri-v (n.) antedating 1956 A. Nourse 'Brightside Crossing' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
visiscreen (n.) antedating 1937 Arthur Leo Zagat, 'The Cavern of the Shining Pool' a screen capable of displaying a visual image
shapechanging (n.) antedating 1964 H. R. Ellis Davidson 'Gods and Myths of Northern Europe' the act of or ability to shapechange
sublight (adj.) antedating 1950 J. D. MacDonald 'Shadow on the Sand' below the speed of light
planetside (adj.) antedating 1956 D. Knight 'Stranger Station' occurring on the surface of a planet
tractor (n.) antedating 1931 E. E. 'Doc' Smith 'Spacehounds of IPC' = tractor beam
spaceman (n.) antedating 1931 Raymond Z. Gallun, Revolt of the Star Men one who travels in space or comes from another planet
space ark (n.) antedating 1948 N. Wilkinson 'Decision Illogical' a large ship designed to move or rescue large numbers of people, often with large ecosystems and many animals and plants on board
avian (adj.) antedating 1931 Olaf Stapledon, "Last and First Men" bird-like
needler (n.) antedating 1937 a weapon that produces a very narrow beam of energy; or, one who operates such a weapon
morph (v.) antedating 1991 Terminator 2: The Book of the Film to change shape or form, in the manner of a shapeshifter
jump engine (n.) antedating 1981 "Universe Gamesmasters' Guide" = jump drive
torch (v.) antedating 1956 to move (a spaceship) using a torch drive
escape pod (n.) antedating 1976 George Lucas, 'Star Wars' a small, minimally equipped spacecraft for emergency use (see lifeboat)
needle-beam (n.) antedating 1936 John W. Campbell jr., 'Brain Stealers of Mars' a weapon producing a very narrow beam of energy; the beam produced by such a weapon
viewport (n.) antedating 1942 Martin Pearson (Donald A. Wollheim), 'The Key to the Dark Planet' a window in a spacecraft or in the conning tower of an oil rig
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