Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

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First date Word Definition
1931 science fantasy n. 1 (1931) = science fiction n.; a work in this genre
1931 sentience n. 1 (1931) the condition of being sentient; intelligence; cf. sapience n.
1931 spacegram n. (1931) a brief (written) message sent through space
1931 spacegram v. (1931) transitive to send (a spacegram); also with recipient as object, and intransitive
1931 space helmet n. (1931) a helmet worn as part of a spacesuit, to provide the wearer with a breathable atmosphere and to protect the head
1931 spacehound n. (1931) an experienced spaceman or spacewoman
1931 space liner n. (1931) a large and esp. luxurious spaceship for passenger travel
1931 space-suited adj. (1931) wearing a space suit n.
1931 spaceworthy adj. (1931) (of a person) in a fit condition for space travel; (of an object) in a fit condition for use in space
1931 space yacht n. (1931) a luxurious spaceship for personal use
1931 stf n. (1931) = science fiction n.
1931 suit phone n. (1931) a communications system in the helmet of a space suit; cf. suit radio n.
1931 teleport v. 1 (1931) transitive to cause to move or travel by teleportation; esp. to convey or transport instantaneously from one place to another by means of an advanced technological device
1931 thought-reading machine n. (1931) a machine that can read a person’s thoughts
1931 timestream n. (1931) the sequence of events in time considered notionally as a flow capable of being altered to form different timelines
1931 Titanian adj. (1931) of or relating to the Saturnian moon of Titan or its inhabitants; (rarely) of or relating to the Uranian moon Titania or its inhabitants
1931 Titanian n. (1931) a native or inhabitant of the Saturnian moon Titan; (rarely) a native or inhabitant of the Uranian moon Titania
1931 tractor n. (1931) = tractor beam n.
1931 tractor beam n. (1931) an energy beam that causes the target to be moved or immobilized in space; (also, in early use) a device producing such a beam
1931 tractor field n. (1931) = tractor beam n.
1931 tractor ray n. (1931) = tractor beam n.
1931 transdimensional adj. (1931) designating movement between dimensions; involving more than one dimension
1931 Venusian n. 2 (1931) the language of Venusians
1931 visor screen n. (1931) = viewscreen n.
1932 adult fantasy n. (1932) fantasy intended for adults rather than children
1932 alternative future n. (1932) = alternate future n.
1932 areological adj. (1932) of, pertaining to, or derived from areology n.; such as is described, investigated, or ascertained by areology
1932 astrogating n. (1932) = astrogation n.
1932 atomics n. 1 (1932) any device powered by nuclear energy, esp. a nuclear-powered engine
1932 automatics n. (1932) a system that controls the flight of a spacecraft with little or no human intervention; any system or technology for the unsupervised control of a vehicle, environment, etc.
1932 Callistan n. 1 (1932) a native or inhabitant of the Jovian moon Callisto
1932 Earth-normal n. (1932) a state, amount, or value of something (as gravity or atmospheric pressure) that is typical of what is found on Earth
1932 energy screen n. (1932) a barrier made of or against energy; a force field n.
1932 escape ship n. (1932) = lifeboat n.; lifeship n.