James Tiptree, Jr.

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alien n. 1990 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 2 The aliens I was dealing with had complicated, irritable, niggling minds.
avian adj. 1969 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ in Galaxy Magazine Jan. 64/1 If you wish to enter your animals in the Non-Flying Avian classes, they must not fly at all.
cryostasis n. 1975 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Momentary Taste of Being in Her Smoke Rose up Forever (1990) 295 Ninety percent viability after ten-year cryostasis… We are ready for that planet.
cyborg n. 1971 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ in Galaxy Magazine Mar. 148/1 The old cyborg op couldn’t care less. He had electrode jacks all over his skull and his knuckles sprouting wires.
ET n. 1990 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 11 What can I tell her convincingly? Of the iron Rule Number One in ET contacts?
first contact n. 1990 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 2 Wet has been visited only once before, by a loner named Pforzheimer, who stayed only long enough to claim a First Contact.
Galactic n. 2 1990 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 33 So I will end by having these people transcribe their speech into Galactic!
holocam n. 1973 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Girl who was Plugged In in Warm Worlds & Otherwise (1975) 98 On a yacht in paradise with no more to do than adorn herself and play with toys and attend revels and greet her friends—her, P. Burke, having friends!—and turn the right way for the holocams?
humanoid adj. 1990 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 2 His notes in the Ephemeris say that there are humanoid natives…on the other side of the planet from me.
kipple n. 1981 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Lirios in Asimov’s Science Fiction Sept. 153 The trash-line was different…. No basura, no kipple at all—just a little natural tar, and weed and sea-fans.
light n. 2 1990 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 2 I'd been on a very strenuous year-long tour as Sensitive on an Extended Contact party six lights away.
off-planet adv. 1990 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 47 In any event, the need to get off-planet and do something for the Mnerrin will dominate my life for a while.
planet-buster n. 1986 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ in Asimov’s Science Fiction May 157 We don’t have to worry about being shot at; those planet-buster missiles are too big and slow to hit a small mobile target.
spacer n. 1 1990 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 34 ‘And I think that will end the infection’, I tell him, putting away the universal antibiotic the spacers give us.
Terra n. 1990 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 33 Perhaps it is still spawning out new races of Homo Wettersis, as a part of Old Terra once did.
Terran adj. 1990 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes 19 It has occurred to me that some Terran mammals, like rabbits, will give birth parthenogenetically if stimulated by saline water.
three-D n. 1986 ‘˜J. Tiptree, Jr.’™ Collision in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine May 130 The lights come up in the huge three-di display of the Harmony, colored to show the star-systems of all the allied races.
tri-D n. 1969 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ in Galaxy Magazine Jan. 64/1 He pointed to the tridi where a large ostrich-like fowl was brandishing his pinions and lofting himself easily as he pranced about.
tri-D n. 1969 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ in Galaxy Magazine Jan. 76/2 Interest in their home system was at fever pitch. The secretariat had arranged tridi FTL coverage from underneath the transparent track, so that viewers could observe the cell-by-cell approach.
uptime adv. 1972 ‘J. Tiptree’ Forever to a Hudson Bay Blanket in Fantastic Aug. 70/2 And which by a million-to-one chance shot young Dov Rapelle uptime into the lethal half-hour when a coronary artery ballooned and ruptured as he lay alone in a strange city.