Science Fiction Citations

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sapient (adj.) antedating 1962 H. B. Piper 'Naudsonce' of an alien, having intelligence of human level
ship (n.) antedating 1925 in J. Schlossel's "Invaders from Outside" a spaceship
transhuman (n.) antedating 1978 R.C.W. Ettinger a human who has through evolution or augmentation acquired capabilities beyond the normal human range sufficient to be regarded as no longer merely human
space-tanned (adj.) antedating 1942 Cleve Cartmill, 'Some Day We'll Find You' Having a space tan
planet-wide (adj.) antedating 1941 James MacCreigh (Frederik Pohl), "The King's Eye" occurring all over the planet, as extensive as the planet
subetheric (adj.) antedating 1940 Robert A. Heinlein
super-weapon (n.) antedating 1931 Robert Baldwin. LETTER 'Heroes too Heroic?"
morph (n.) antedating 1990 C. W. McCubbin 'GURPS Aliens' a changed bodily form
face plate (n.) antedating 1930 i.e., of a space- or diving-suit
morph (v.) antedating 1998 B. Hambly 'Planet of Twilight' to change the shape or form of part of something
cyborgize (v.) antedating 1989 to make into a cyborg
dimensional (adj.) antedating 1928 Kirk Meadowcroft, 'The Invisible Bubble"' in the sf sense of 'dimension'
spacehound (n.) antedating 1940 Nelson S. Bond, 'Shall Stay These Couriers . . .'
prespaceflight (adj.) any evidence 1972 George Zebrowski, 'The Omega Point' from, or characteristic of, a time before spaceflight
countergravity (n.) any evidence 1950 Jack Vance, "The Dying Earth" =anti-gravity
space-dock (n.) antedating 1938 Raymond Z. Gallun, 'Hotel Cosmos' a dock for space ships
off-planet (n.) antedating 1989 L. W. Evans 'Nightside City' an off-planet location
visiphone (v.) antedating 1940 L. del Rey, 'The Stars Look Down' to use a visiphone to call or speak to someone
pressure-suit (n.) antedating 1928 E. E. Smith 'The Skylark of Space' =space suit
laser pistol (n.) antedating 1963 Fred Saberhagen, "Goodlife" a hand weapon of similar size to a pistol that fires a laser
laser rifle (n.) antedating 1966 Poul Anderson, Door to Anywhere a weapon similar in size to a rifle that fires a laser
generation starship (n.) antedating 1979 The Science Fiction Encyclopedia an interstellar spacecraft in which multiple generations of passengers are born live, and die before arrival at its destination.
starfleet (n.) antedating 1939 Lester del Rey, "The Luck of Ignatz" a fleet of starships
nanotech (n.) antedating 1991 in Entropy =nanotechnology
empathy (n.) antedating 1955 Poul Anderson, The Long Way Home The (extra-)sensory perception of others emotions
farside (n.) antedating 1962 The part of the Moon facing away from Earth
terraformer (n.) antedating 1979 one who engages in terraforming
Planet Earth (n.) antedating 1941 Anonymous, 'Comet' magazine. (without the, and usu. with one or both initials capitals), the earth as the particular planet on which man lives
super-science (n.) antedating 1930 Cover, 'Astounding Stories of Super-science' extremely advanced science
antigravity (adj.) antedating 1896 George Parsons Lathrop &Thomas A. Edison, "In the Deep of Time" pertaining to something that negates or cancels the effect of gravity
galactic (n.) antedating 1952 MIchael Shaara, 'All The Way Back' An inhabitant of the galaxy, or a member of a galaxy-wide civilization
galactic (n.) antedating 1961 Lloyd Biggle Jr., "Monument" a language commonly spoken throughout the galaxy
xenoanthropology (n.) antedating 1994 S. Hawke, 'Patrian Transgression' the study of extraterrestrial cultures
grok (v.) 1961 coined by Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land to perceive or understand fully; to feel empathy with; to enjoy, appreciate
robot (n.) antedating 1922 New York Times a machine designed to function in place of a human, esp. one that resembles a human
earthborn (n.) antedating 1940 Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness" People born on the Earth
earthborn (adj.) antedating 1900 George Griffith, 'A Honeymoon in Space' also 'earth-born'; originating on the planet Earth, as opposed to outer space or another celestial body
airlock (n.) antedating 1928 in E. E. "Doc" Smith's Skylark of Space a small compartment with controlled pressure and two sets of doors, used to facilitate movement between the interior and exterior of a spacecraft; (also) either of the doors to such a compartment
gateway (n.) antedating 1933 Harl Vincent, 'Wanderer of Infinity' a portal allowing travel or communication between dimensions, alternate universes, etc.
gee (n.) any evidence 1949 Margaret St. Clair, 'The Sacred Martian Pig' an acceleration or gravitational force; a more general sense than the standard earth gravitational acceleration.
earthperson (n.) antedating 1922 Ray Cummings, 'The Fire People' a human who lives on or is from the Earth
space lock (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' =airlock
communicator (n.) antedating 1934 E. E. Smith,'Skylark of Valeron' a device for communicating with a spaceship or astronaut
terrestial (adj.) antedating 1938 Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr., "The Exterminators" of or from the planet Earth or an earthling
AI (n.) antedating 1974 Gardner Dozois, 'Chains of the Sea' abbrev. for artificial intelligence, a computer program as an intelligent being.
spacing (n.) any evidence 1954 George O. Smith, 'Spacemen Lost' the trade of being a spaceman
Earthside (adv.) antedating 1947 Hudson Hastings, 'The Big Night'
Earthside (adj.) antedating 1951 Cyril Judd, 'Mars Child' on or from the planet Earth
waldo (n.) antedating 1942 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Waldo' A device for handling or manipulating objects by remote control.
Martian (n.) antedating 1901 "From India to the Planet Mars", Daniel B. Vermilye the language of Martians
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