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multiversal (adj.) antedating 1999 T. Yulsman in Astronomy of or pertaining to a multiverse
multiverse (n.) antedating 1963 M. Moorcock in Sci. Fiction Adventures a hypothetical space or realm of being consisting of a number of universes, of which our own universe is only one
mutant (n.) antedating 1938 Spencer Lane, 'Niedbalski's Mutant' a human imagined as having arisen by genetic mutation, esp. one with freakish or grossly abnormal anatomy, abilities, etc.
mutation (n.) antedating 1931 Edmond Hamilton an organism which has arisen by genetic mutation; a mutant
mutie (n.) antedating 1941 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Universe' mutant
nano (n.) antedating 1987 in Washington Post =nanotechnology
nanobot (n.) antedating 1991 John Varley, Steel Beach a nanotechnological robot
nanomachine (n.) antedating 1986 K. E. Drexler 'Engines of Creation' a nanotechnological machine
nanorobot (n.) antedating 1990 in Scientific American a nanotechnological robot
nanotech (n.) antedating 1991 in Entropy =nanotechnology
nanotech (adj.) antedating 1987 in Washington Post =nanotechnological
nanotechnological (adj.) antedating 1989 in Sunday Times resulting from developments in nanotechnology; of or relating to nanotechnology
nanotechnologist (n.) antedating 1986 an expert or specialist in nanotechnology
nanotechnology (n.) antedating 1974 N. Taniguchi 'Proc. Internat. Conf. Production Engin.' the branch of technology that deals with dimensions and tolerances of 0.1 to 100 nanometres, or, generally, with the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules
nearside (n.) any evidence 1974 John Varley The part of the Moon that faces Earth.
needle (v.) antedating 1943 Eric Frank Russell, 'Jay Score' to fire a needle gun or needle beam
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
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
needler (n.) antedating 1937 a weapon that produces a very narrow beam of energy; or, one who operates such a weapon
needle-ray (n.) antedating 1934 E.E. Smith, 'The Skylark of Valeron' =needle-beam
neutronium (n.) antedating 1930 E.E. 'Doc' Smith, ''Skylark Three a material composed entirely of neutrons
nightside (n.) antedating 1914 John R. Kippax, 'The Call of the Stars' that part of an astronomical body facing away from the Sun.
nightside (adj.) any evidence 1935 Stanley G. Weinbaum, The Lotus Eaters pertaining to that part of an astronomical body facing away from the Sun.
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
non-human (adj.) antedating 1931 Olaf Stapledon, Last and First Men of an alien, not human
nonhumanoid (n.) any evidence 1954 James Blish, "Beep" an alien with a non-human bodily form.
nonhumanoid (adj.) antedating 1946 Basil Wells, "Scrambled World" not having a human or human-like bodily form
non-terrestrial (adj.) antedating 1936 H.P. Lovecraft, 'The Shadow Out of Time' not found on or originating from the planet Earth
normal space (n.) antedating 1931 John W. Campbell Jr., "Islands of Space" the space in which we live, as contrasted with hyperspace etc.
nova (v.) antedating 1949 in Robert Heinlein, in "Astounding" transitively: to cause to become a nova; to destroy (a star, planet, etc.). Also intr.: (of a star) to become a nova; (more generally, of a star, planet, etc.) to explode.
nova (v.) antedating 1949 Robert A. Heinlein, Gulf to make something go nova
nova bomb (n.) antedating 1953 Robert A. Heinlein, Gulf an extremely powerful nuclear bomb
null-g (n.) antedating 1953 Oliver Saari, "The Space Man" including 'null gee', 'null g', 'null-gee' etc.
nullgrav (n.) antedating 1956 Robert A. Heinlein, 'The Door into Summer'
nullgrav (adj.) antedating 1957 John Victor Peterson, 'The Gently Orbiting Blonde'
null-gravity (n.) any evidence 1957 John Victor Peterson, 'The Gently Orbiting Blonde' = anti-gravity
off-planet (n.) antedating 1989 L. W. Evans 'Nightside City' an off-planet location
off-planet (adj.) antedating 1945 M. Jameson 'Lilies of Life' originating on another planet; located away from a particular planet
off-planet (adv.) antedating 1953 H. Beam Piper, "Ullr Uprising" away from a particular planet; towards or on another planet; in or into space
off-world (n.) antedating 1987 a place away from earth, or a particular planet or world regarded as the native world; another world or planet
off-world (adj.) antedating 1950 Bernard I Kahn, A Pinch of Culture of or relating to another world; originating from or located in a place outside one's native world or planet
offworld (adv.) antedating 1943 C.L. Moore, 'Judgment Night' away from earth, or any place treated within a given fictional context as the native world; on or towards another world or planet
offworlder (n.) antedating 1957 A. Norton 'Star Born' a person or being from another planet; an alien
orbital tower (n.) antedating 1975 J. Pearson 'Acta Astron.' a structure linking a planet, moon, etc., with a space station or satellite which is in stationary orbit around it
other-dimensional (adj.) antedating 1934 C. L. Moore, 'Scarlet Dream' of or from another dimension
outer space (n.) antedating 1842 E. S. Wortley 'Maiden of Moscow' the region of space beyond the earth's atmosphere or beyond the solar system. In extended use: a place or region beyond the usual limits of awareness or accessibility
outworld (n.) antedating 1951 Milton Lesser, 'A as in Android' a remote, distant, or outlying world
outworld (adj.) antedating 1934 H. Bates 'A Matter of Size' from or belonging to another planet
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
out-worldly (adj.) antedating 1934
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