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mass-driver (n.) antedating 1975 G. K. O'Neill, Future Space Programs an electromagnetically driven launching system, proposed as a method of propelling objects into space or over long distances
posthuman (n.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' a descendant of humans who is sufficiently different from present-day humans in form or capabilities to be regarded as a new species or otherwise fundamentally different from present-day humans
uplifting (n.) antedating 1989 D. Brin 'Sundiver' the act or process of uplifting a species
spaceworthiness (n.) antedating 1934 E.E. Smith, 'Skylark of Valeron' the condition of being fit for space travel
cyborged (adj.) antedating 1976 John Varley, Bagatelle made into a cyborg
vibroknife (n.) antedating 1973 Alan Dean Foster, 'Bloodhype' =vibroblade also "vibraknife"
pressor (n.) antedating 1940 E. E. Smith 'Gray Lensman' =pressor beam
empathic (adj.) antedating 1959 having the ability of empathy (in the SF sense)
needle (v.) antedating 1943 Eric Frank Russell, 'Jay Score' to fire a needle gun or needle beam
hull (v.) antedating 1942 to make a hole in the hull of a spaceship (usu. in passive)
torch (n.) antedating 1950 R. Heinlein, 'Farmer in the Sky' =torch drive
torchship (n.) antedating 1953 R. Heinlein 'Sky Lift' a spaceship that uses a torch drive
starbase (n.) antedating 1944 R. M. Williams 'Star Base X' a facility or location which is a strongpoint or station for interstellar military or commercial activity
Jovian (n.) any evidence 1943 Clifford D. Simak, 'Hunch' the hypothetical language spoken by Jovians
scientifilm (n.) antedating 1932 F. J. Ackerman in Astounding Stories a science fiction film
posthumanity (n.) antedating 1985 B. Sterling 'Schismatrix' the society or condition of posthumans
outworld (adj.) antedating 1934 H. Bates 'A Matter of Size' from or belonging to another planet
torcher (n.) antedating 1953 R. Heinlein 'Sky Lift' a pilot of a spaceship with a torch drive
tri-dim (n.) antedating 1963 R. Silverberg 'To See the Invisible Man' a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
unsuited (adj.) antedating 1966 F. Herbert 'Destination Void' not wearing a spacesuit
spacefaring (n.) antedating 1942 N. Bond 'The Ballad of Venus Nell' traveling in space
spacewoman (n.) antedating 1939 Nelson S. Bond, "The Mercurian Menace" a female space traveler
xenological (adj.) antedating 1950 1950 L. S. de Camp 'The Hand of Zei' of, or relating to, xenology
sub-ether (n.) antedating 1930 Edward E. Smith, 'Skylark Three' the medium through which faster-than-light signals propagate
roboticist (n.) antedating 1946 Isaac Asimov, 'Evidence' a scientist or engineer who studies or works with robots
space pilot (n.) antedating 1932 John W. Campbell,Jr, 'Invaders From the Infinite' a pilot of a spaceship
meteor storm (n.) antedating 1872 Richard Proctor, "Meteors and Shooting-stars" a particularly intense meteor shower, esp. occurring when the earth intercepts a meteor stream soon after the originating comet has passed
space science (n.) antedating 1953 W. Bolton 'Looking Sideways' the study of outer space
tractor ray (n.) antedating 1942 Ross Rocklynne, 'Abyss of Darkness' =tractor beam
normal space (n.) antedating 1931 John W. Campbell Jr., "Islands of Space" the space in which we live, as contrasted with hyperspace etc.
webcast (n.) antedating 1987 1987 D. K. Moran 'The Armageddon Rag' A live broadcast transmitted over the Internet
Earthward (adv.) antedating 1939 'Dennis Clive', "Valley of Pretenders" toward the planet Earth (as opposed to toward the ground)
outworld (n.) antedating 1951 Milton Lesser, 'A as in Android' a remote, distant, or outlying world
rocketeer (n.) antedating 1935 Benson Herbert, 'The Perfect World' someone who flies rockets or rocketships
light-second (n.) antedating 1915 W.T. Bovie, "The Action of Light on Protoplasm" the distance light travels in one second
dimension (n.) antedating 1930 Ed Earl Repp's 'The Red Dimension' an alternate reality coexisting with our own; a parallel universe
Blowup (n.) any evidence 1945 Lewis Padgett, 'Beggars In Velvet' an atomic war; usually with 'the'
space pirate (n.) antedating 1932 Edwin K. Sloat, 'The Space Rover'
light-minute (n.) antedating 1945 in Isaac Asimov's "The Mule" the distance light travels in one minute
light-hour (n.) antedating 1920 Eliot Q. Adams, "A More Nearly Rational System of Units" the distance light travels in one hour
telescreen (n.) antedating 1938 A. J. Burks 'The Challenge of Atlantis' a television screen
light-year (n.) antedating 1888 in Athenaeum the distance light travels in one year
space-crew (n.) antedating 1939 Lester del Rey, 'The Luck of Ignatz" the crew of a spacecraft
space armor (n.) antedating 1932 Raymond Z. Gallun, The Revolt of the Star Men = a space suit
go supernova (v.) antedating 1942 (of a star) to become a supernova;
graviton (n.) antedating 1941 Ross Rocklynne, Time Wants A Skeleton a hypothetical particle that mediates gravity, analogous to the photon for electromagnetism
star system (n.) antedating 1914 J. R. Kippax 'The Call of the Stars' =solar system
interworld (adj.) antedating 1937 J.B. Walter, 'Scientifacts' between or occurring between planets
galaxy-wide (adj.) antedating 1940 Isaac Asimov, 'Homo Sol' extending across the galaxy
non-terrestrial (adj.) antedating 1936 H.P. Lovecraft, 'The Shadow Out of Time' not found on or originating from the planet Earth
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