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bug-eyed monster n. 1979 D. Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy (1981) 50 Are you trying to tell me that…some green bug-eyed monster stuck his head out and said ‘Hi fellas, hop right in, I can take you as far as the Basingstoke roundabout’?
dimension n. 1979 D. Adams Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to Galaxy 148 ‘Magrathea is a gateway back to our own dimension,’ put in Benjy.
earthman n. 1979 D. Adams Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Galaxy 124 ‘Earthman,’ he said, ‘it is sometimes hard to follow your mode of speech. Remember I have been asleep inside this planet of Magrathea for five million years and know little of these early sixties sit coms of which you speak.’
jet car n. 1992 D. Adams Mostly Harmless xvi. 189 Spaceships and jetcars and helipods crashed and exploded continuously around here, illuminating the night.
jump n. 1979 D. Adams Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Galaxy 49 ‘No, don’t move…you'd better be prepared for the jump into hyperspace. It’s unpleasantly like being drunk.’ ‘What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?’ ‘You ask a glass of water.’
jump v. 1979 D. Adams Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Galaxy 48 Secondly, we are about to jump into hyperspace for the journey to Barnard’s Star.
space alien n. 1992 D. Adams Mostly Harmless 28 He believed in virtually everything else, though. ‘Probably them space aliens,’ he said, bending over and prodding at the edges of the small indentations with his stick.
space suit n. 1979 D. Adams Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Galaxy iii. 25 He will automatically assume he is also in possession of a toothbrush,…space suit etc., etc.
sub-ether n. 1980 D. Adams Restaurant at End of Universe xxi. 122 Zaphod leaped across the cabin and switched frequencies on the sub-ether receiver before the next mind-pulverizing noise hit them.
teleport n. 1 1980 D. Adams Restaurant at End of Universe (1985) 166 He tossed a coin into the teleport and jiggled a switch on the lolling control panel. With a crackle and spit of light, the coin vanished. ‘That much of it works,’ said Ford, ‘however, there is no guidance system. A matter transference teleport without guidance programming could put you…well, anywhere.’
visiscreen n. 1979 D. Adams Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Galaxy 79 She sighed and punched up a star map on the visiscreen so she could make it simple for him, whatever his reasons for wanting it to be that way.