Full record for precog v.

Definition to predict the future by precognitive powers
OED requirements antedating 1948
Earliest cite H, Beam Piper, 'Police Operation'
Comment Mike Christie submitted a 1958 cite from editorial material by John Campbell in Astounding.
Michael Dolbear submitted a 1991 cite from Anne McCaffrey's "Pegasus in Flight".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from an undated reprint of H. Beam Piper's "Police Operation": Mike Christie verified this in its first publication (Astounding, July 1948)

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1948 Astounding Sci. Fiction July 17/2 We exist perpetually at all moments within our life-span; our extraphysical ego component passes from the ego existing at one moment to the ego existing at the next. During unconsciousness, the EPC is 'time-free'; it may detach, and connect at some other moment, with the ego existing at that time-point. That's how we precog. We take an autohypno and recover memories brought back from the future moment and buried in the subconscious mind.
1958 J. W. Campbell in Astounding Sci. Fiction Aug. 106 The editorial chronoscope, whereby we precog the future, developed a fault, somehow, when we were making up the July issue.
1991 A. McCaffrey Pegasus In Flight 317 Sascha's pre-cogged it. To his intense astonishment.