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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
overdrive (n.) antedating 1945 'M. Leinster' 'First Contact' = hyperdrive
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
parallel universe (n.) antedating 1923 H.G Wells, Men Like Gods A universe in which physical laws or historical events are different to our own
parallel world (n.) antedating 1931 Benson Herbert, The World Within A world like our own, but which has diffeences in history or physical laws to our won.
parking orbit (n.) antedating 1953 Robert A. Heinlein, 'Starman Jones' an orbit around the earth or some other planet from which a space vehicle can be launched farther into space; also, an orbit which is stable and from which visits to the planet surface can conveniently be made
phaser (n.) antedating 1966 G. Roddenberry in letter a (usu. hand-held) weapon incorporating a laser beam whose "phase" can supposedly be altered to create different effects (such as stunning, annihilation, etc.) on the target. Orig. from the U.S. television series Star Trek.
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
planetary engineer (n.) antedating 1932 J. Williamson 'The Electron Flame' one who does planetary engineering
planetary engineering (n.) antedating 1936 Jack Williamson 'The Cometeers' large-scale modification of an entire planet.
planet-bound (adj.) any evidence headed toward a planet
planet-bound (adj.) antedating 1946 Rog Phillips, 'Battle of the Gods' unable or unwilling to leave a planet
planet-buster (n.) antedating 1950 B. Vanier 'Planet-Buster!' a bomb or other weapon, or a natural force capable of destroying a planet
planet-buster (adj.) antedating 1959 F. Herbert 'The Missing Link' capable of destroying a planet
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
planeteer (n.) antedating 1921 in Punch
planetfall (n.) antedating 1940 Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness" a landing upon a planet after a journey through space.
planetless (adj.) antedating 1817 Shelley 'Rev. Islam' void of planets
planetographer (n.) antedating 1937 E. E. Smith 'Galactic Patrol' one who studies planets
planetography (n.) antedating 1955 P. Anderson 'The Long Way Home' the study of planets
planetside (adj.) antedating 1956 D. Knight 'Stranger Station' occurring on the surface of a planet
planetside (adv.) antedating 1955 P. J. Farmer 'Father' on or onto the surface of a planet
planet-wide (adj.) antedating 1941 James MacCreigh (Frederik Pohl), "The King's Eye" occurring all over the planet, as extensive as the planet
plasteel (n.) antedating 1955 Frank Herbert, 'Under Pressure' a material with some of the characteristics of steel, such as strength, but which is plastic or plastic-based
Plutonian (n.) antedating 1931 S. H. Coblentz 'Into Plutonian Depths' an inhabitant of Pluto
Plutonian (n.) antedating 1958 W. F. Temple 'The Undiscovered Country' the language spoken by Plutonians
Plutonian (adj.) antedating 1931 S. H. Coblentz 'Into Plutonian Depths' pertaining to the planet Pluto
pocket universe (n.) antedating 1946 'M. Leinster' 'Pocket Universes' a universe or reality completely separate from ours which is much smaller, may have different natural laws, and may be artificially created
port (n.) antedating 1939 G. Giles 'Flight of the Starshell' a spaceport
porthole (n.) antedating 1925 W. Elwyn Backus 'The Waning of a World' a porthole in a spacecraft or aircraft
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