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earthie (n.) antedating 1947 James MacCreigh, 'Donovan Had a Dream' an earthling
earthgirl (n.) antedating 1936 A. Macfadyen, Jr., 'The Time Decelerator' a girl or woman from the planet Earth
beam (v.) antedating 1951 Samuel A. Peeples, David A. Kyle, and Martin Greenberg, 'A Dictionary of Science Fiction' to travel through space as if along a beam of light or energy; to transport (someone or something) in this manner
mind control (n.) antedating 1940 Neil R. Jones, Cat-men of Aemt the ability to control another person's thoughts or actions telepathically
gravity screen (n.) antedating 1930 S.P. Meek in Amazing Stories
terrene (adj.) antedating 1931 Clark Ashton Smith, Adventure in Futurity composed of matter (as opposed to anti-matter)
overmind (n.) antedating 1949 James H. Schmitz, 'Agent of Vega' a single, non-material consciousness composed of the consciousnesses of a large number of beings
cold fusion (n.) antedating 1957 Theodore Sturgeon, 'The Pod and the Barrier' a form of fusion that does not require high temperature
earthside (n.) any evidence 1953 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Starman Jones' an earthside location or organization. Also "earth-side".
earthling (n.) antedating 1858 Fayetteville (N. Carolina) Observer An inhabitant of the earth.
free fall (n.) antedating 1851 North American Review The state in which a body moves freely under the influence of gravity.
gengineering (n.) antedating 1985 Edward Llewellyn, "The Lords of Creation" =genetic engineering
chronoscopy (n.) any evidence 1956 Isaac Asimov, The Dead Past viewing past or future events
energy screen (n.) any evidence 1939 A.E. van Vogt, 'Discord in Scarlet' a barrier made of or against energy: a force field
photon torpedo (n.) antedating 1968 S.E, Whitfield, Making of Star Trek a hypothetical nuclear weapon in which a destructive force is generated by a collision of matter and antimatter
elsewhen (n.) antedating 1943 Anthony Boucher, Elsewhen another time
countergravity (adj.) any evidence 1952 Isaac Asimov, The Currents of Space = antigravity
threedy (n.) any evidence 1984 Suzette Haden Elgin, "Native Tongue" three-dimensional television or film
copter (n.) antedating 1932 Arthur Leo Zagat, "When the Sleepers Woke" short for helicopter
post-human (adj.) any evidence 1936 H.P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Out of Time" of or relating to a time after the extinction of humans
galactography (n.) antedating 1950 Isaac Asimov, 'Second Foundation' the science of mapping galaxies
galactographic (adj.) antedating 1950 Isaac Asimov, "Second foundation" of the mapping of galaxies
rimworld (n.) antedating 1957 Robert A. Heinlein, "Citizen of the Galaxy" a planet orbiting a star at the edge, or rim, of the galaxy
stunner (n.) antedating 1941 C. M. Kornbluth 'Fire-Power' a gun that fires shot which stuns without causing serious injury
moon base (n.) antedating 1947 Bryce Walton, Assignment in the Dawn a base on the Moon
superpower (n.) antedating 1945 in Supersnipe Comics Vol. 2, #8 an ability beyond what is human
needle gun (n.) antedating 1939 Ross Rocklynne, "The Empress of Mars" a gun that fires needles; or, a gun producing a very narrow beam of energy
trivee (n.) antedating 1969 K. Roberts 'Therapy 2000' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
cryostasis (n.) antedating 1990 Ed Regis, "Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition"
earthbound (adj.) antedating 1935 headed toward the planet Earth
earthbound (adj.) antedating 1937 E.E. Smith, 'Galactic Patrol' unable to leave the planet Earth
spy-ray (n.) antedating 1934 E. E. Smith 'Triplanetary' a ray capable of penetrating walls etc. which permits the transmitter to see what is occurring at the target location
spaceline (n.) antedating 1930 John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes' a fleet of spaceships that travel regular routes between planets or solar systems
Plutonian (n.) antedating 1931 S. H. Coblentz 'Into Plutonian Depths' an inhabitant of Pluto
starfaring (adj.) antedating 1960 pertaining to interstellar travel
viewplate (n.) antedating 1928 Philip Francis Nowlan, "Armageddon 2419 A.D."
Plutonian (n.) antedating 1958 W. F. Temple 'The Undiscovered Country' the language spoken by Plutonians
spacemanship (n.) antedating 1934 E. E. Smith, 'Skylark of Valeron' skill or experience in piloting a spacecraft
carbon-based (adj.) antedating 1939 Max C. Sheridan, "The Human Equation" based on the chemistry of carbon compounds: usually describing life, contrasted with that based on other chemical elements
space vessel (n.) antedating 1929 Clare Winger Harris and Miles J. Breuer, M.D., 'A Baby on Neptune' a spaceship
spacewrecked (adj.) antedating 1932 Neil R. Jones, Spacewrecked on Venus wrecked in space
astrogate (v.) antedating 1941 R.A. Heinlein, 'Common Sense' to navigate in space
psychohistory (n.) antedating 1942 I. Asimov in Astounding Sci. Fiction June the theory that the history of large populations is statistically predictable, based on psychological theories of human and social behaviour; science based on this theory
death ray (n.) antedating 1903 George Griffith, The World Masters a destructive beam of energy; a device that generates such a beam.
disintegrator (n.) antedating 1903 George Griffith, The World Masters a disintegrating weapon
earthman (n.) antedating 1913 Reinhard A. Wetzel, The New Relativity in Physics human living on or from this planet
faster than light (adv.) antedating 1936 Clemence Dane (pseudonym of Winifred Ashton), 'American Fairy Tales.' at a speed faster than that of light
jack in (v.) antedating 1970 connect to a computer
gas giant (n.) antedating 1952 James Blish, 'Solar Plexus' a large planet composed mostly of gaseous material thought to surround a solid core; spec. each of the four largest planets in the solar system (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune)
matter transmission (n.) antedating 1931 J. Schlossel, "Extra-Galactic Invaders" the transportation of material objects by a (hypothetical) process analogous to radio transmission
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