SF Criticism Citations

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Gotham (n.) antedating 1807 Washington Irving, 'Salmagundi' a fictional New York City
utopia (n.) antedating 1613 Samuel Purchas, 'Pilgrimage' a place, state, or condition ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions
utopian (n.) antedating 1873 Lytton in Life one who conceives, proposes, or introduces schemes supposed or intended to bring about improved or perfect social and political conditions, etc.; an advocate of social reform
Wellsian (n.) antedating 1916 G.B. Shaw, 'Pygmalion' a devotee or follower of H. G. Wells
swords and sandals (n.) antedating 1978 Alan Frank, 'Sci-Fi Now' a genre of films set in the ancient world
milsf (n.) any evidence = military science fiction
space-fictional (n.) antedating 1963 Val Gielgud, 'The Goggle-Box Affair' resembling or characteristic of space fiction
SFX (n.) antedating 1981 in SF-lovers Digest special effects
hobbitry (n.) antedating 1944 J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter the cult of hobbits; hobbits collectively, or their qualities
hobbitomane (n.) antedating 1962 in the Listener a devotee of hobbits
SF/F/H (n.) antedating 1991 in Locus abbreviation for science fiction, fantasy, and horror
scientifictional (adj.) antedating 1929 in Amazing Stories Quarterly pertaining to or characteristic of scientifiction
science-fictionalized (adj.) antedating 1950 in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society made into science fiction
splatterpunkish (adj.) antedating 2002 Paul Di Filippo in Asimov's characteristic of splatterpunk
catastrophe (adj.) antedating 1979 Baird Searles, et al., 'A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction' = disaster
Orwellian (n.) antedating 1971 in the Guardian an admirer of the works and ideas of George Orwell
dystopianism (n.) antedating 1962 C. Walsh, 'From Utopia to Nightmare' dystopian quality or characteristics
utopic (adj.) antedating 1953 Bernard Wolfe, 'Limbo' that embodies or proposes utopian ideals
sub-creation (n.) 1947 J.R.R. Tolkien, 'On Fairy-Stories' the process of inventing an imaginary or secondary world, different from the primary world but internally consistent
sub-creator (n.) 1947 J.R.R. Tolkien, 'On Fairy-Stories' one who engages in sub-creation
-verse (n.) antedating 1997 in Entertainment Weekly suffix designating a fictional universe
imaginative (adj.) antedating 1936 Willis Conover, Jr. in Thrilling Wonder Stories pertaining to science fiction, fantasy, and horror; not realistic or mimetic (often in "imaginative fiction" or "imaginative literature")
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