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android n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 134 I was pretty sure he wasn’t an Earth-made android, but the suspicion never passed completely.
antimatter n. 1990 G. Bear Queen of Angels (1991) i.iv. 20 When the antimatter drive ceased some four years after launch, AXIS entered a cold, quiet mode, its functions reduced to the simplest routine of maintenance, sensing and launch of transponders.
areologic adj. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 368 We've never designed stations to withstand heavy areologic activity.
areological adj. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 12 Many BMs merged and in time agreed to divide Mars into areological districts and develop resources in cooperation.
areological adj. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 56 No major areological activity for the past billion years. Marble takes heat and pressure to form. Mars is asleep. It can’t do the job any more.
areologist n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 247 Ilya was a fossil hunter and areologist, a digger, hardly trained in biochemistry at all.
areology n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 56 ‘Why didn’t it get turned into marble or something?’ I asked, partly to demonstrate I was not totally ignorant of areology.
areology n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 18 You'll be all over the Triple for shooting areology students on a field trip. Great for your career.
Belter n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 386 Cameron gave me an eager, anxious look, backed away, spun around with the expert grace of a belter, and took a tunnel leading to the surface.
commlink n. 1987 G. Bear Forge of God (1988) 47 You'll have commlink.
corpsicle n. 1990 G. Bear Heads 20 Nobody’s ever brought back a corpsicle.
corpsicle n. 1990 G. Bear Heads 33 There are strong moral and religious feelings on Earth now about corpsicles; revival has been outlawed in seven nations.
earthbound adj. 2 1990 G. Bear Queen of Angels (1991) i.iv. 18 I assume my earthbound twin is interpreting these bursts adequately, politely, suavely.
earther n. 1991 G. Bear & S. M. Stirling Man Who Would Be Kzin in L. Niven et al. Man-Kzin Wars IV 264 Even after a decade, the words war and enemy still carried a strong flavor of obscenity to most Earthers.
extraterrestrial adj. 1987 G. Bear Forge of God (1988) 12 Dr. Drinkwater maintains that there are no intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations.
first contact n. 1987 G. Bear Forge of God (1988) 41 The always-fascinating subjects of space colonization and first contact with extraterrestrial beings.
gas giant n. 1990 G. Bear Queen of Angels (1991) i.iv. 17 B-3 was already known to moonbased astronomers; it is a huge gas giant some ten miles larger than Jupiter.
group mind n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 122 So what happens if the entire Earth links up and we deal with a group mind? Why should that increase their need for resources?
holo n. 1977 G. Bear in Galaxy, Incorporating Worlds of If Apr. 18/1 It was Green’s first good look at the creatures, though he had seen holos.
Jovian adj. 1990 G. Bear Queen of Angels (1991) i.iv. 18 The planet…is quite Jovian, very pretty.
lifeship n. 1991 G. Bear & S. M. Stirling Man Who Would Be Kzin in L. Niven et al. Man-Kzin Wars IV 272 They cut loose the kzin lifeship, with Halloran inside, five hours later, and then turned a shielded ion drive against their orbital path to drop inward and lose themselves in the Belt.
Martian n. 1 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 177 Martians have never smuggled designs and never sought to infringe patents.
nano n. 1990 G. Bear Queen of Angels (1991) i.ii. 11 News of some late progressive insult to the arts nano or another outraging medium compelled them all to laugh, full of hate and envy.
nano n. 1990 G. Bear Heads 26 High-quality surgical nano wasn’t enough to do the trick.
nano n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 109 By mid-twenty-one, nanotechnology factories were inexpensive; nano recyclers could provide raw materials from garbage; data and design reigned supreme.
nano n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 109 Wars declined, the labor market fluctuated wildly as developing countries joined in—exacerbated by nano and other forms of automation…
nano n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 351 In just twenty-four hours, architectural nano delivered and activated by a squadron of shuttles made a solid, moderately comfortable preliminary structure, a hideaway near the edge of the plateau.
nano n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 297 Nano fibers will make neural connections within an hour of the implanting, and you should be able to experience heightened abilities—certainly heightened knowledge—within twenty-four hours.
nano n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 428 Medical nano filled my bloodstream, rooting out problems, controlling my tendency to slip into shock.
nanomachine n. 1990 G. Bear Queen of Angels (1991) i.iv. 20 The resulting flow of electricity through the superconducting material of the wings…was used by AXIS to dismantle the antimatter drive, reduce it to a fine powder with the aid of nanomachine destructors.
nanotech n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 267 There hasn’t been anything this revolutionary since nanotech—and that will pale by comparison.
nanotech n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 415 Bioform nanotech, designed to survive on Mars and be deadly.
nanotechnology n. 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 109 By mid-twenty-one, nanotechnology factories were inexpensive; nano recyclers could provide raw materials from garbage; data and design reigned supreme.
skinsuit n. 1990 G. Bear Heads 30 Gloves removed but skinsuit still on, she gave me a quick hug.
spacefarer n. 1987 G. Bear Forge of God (1988) 78 Edward had always sided with the scientists who thought Earth too puny and out of the way to be of interest to potential spacefarers. Of course, that was geocentrism in reverse.
spaceship n. 1987 G. Bear Forge of God (1988) 21 That cinder cone’s a spaceship, or a spaceship is buried underneath.
Terra n. 1990 G. Bear Queen of Angels (1991) ii.xxxvi. 176 He had hoped to be able to train Islamic researchers to handle this particular cultural and religious terra, but had not been allowed enough time.
unobtainium n. 1983 D. Brin Startide Rising (1995) 93 None of the other moons in the Kthsemenee system had the one attribute this one possessed: a core of almost one percent unobtainium. Already thirty of the Brothers' ships had landed, to begin construction of the Weapon.
uplift v. 2000 G. Bear in Nature 13 Jan. 141/3 Some researchers suggest that the seeding of provocative artefacts (‘Clarkeing’) below the deep ice may encourage condensation of concentrated intelligences, or, at the very least, induce some interesting emergent properties. The design of these artefacts is currently stimulating intense debate. As one chief communications researcher has asked, ‘How do you uplift slime?’
xenopsychology n. 1980 G. Bear Beyond Heaven’s River 160 She was brushing up on planetary geology, exobiology, xenopsychology, and a touch of warper science.