Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

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First date Word Definition
β€” 3-di n. (No cites) see three-D n.
β€” 3V n. (No cites) see tri-v n.
β€” cosy catastrophe n. (No cites) see catastrophe adj.
β€” hobbitish adj. (No cites) resembling a hobbit, hobbit-like
β€” nanotechnologist n. (No cites) an expert or specialist in nanotechnology
β€” null-gravity n. (No cites) = null-g n.
β€” relaxicon n. (No cites) see relaxacon n.
β€” tri-di n. (No cites) see tri-di n.
β€” triffidian adj. (No cites) like, or in the manner of a triffid
β€” triffid-like adj. (No cites) like, or in the manner of a triffid
β€” trivee n. (No cites) see tri-v n.
β€” utopia n. (No cites) a place, state, or condition ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions
β€” utopian n. (No cites) one who conceives, proposes, or introduces schemes supposed or intended to bring about improved or perfect social and political conditions, etc.; an advocate of social reform
β€” utopic adj. (No cites) that embodies or proposes utopian ideals
1621 shapechanging adj. (1621) pertaining to the act of or ability to shapechange; that shapechanges
1698 Mercurian n. (1698) a native or inhabitant of Mercury
1708 Lunarian n. (1708) a native or inhabitant of Earth’s Moon
1738 Saturnian n. (1738) a native or inhabitant of the planet Saturn
1799 Jovian adj. (1799) of or relating to the planet Jupiter
1820 alien n. (1820) an (intelligent) being from a location other than one’s own, esp. such a being that is not from Earth
1825 Earthite n. (1825) a native or inhabitant of the planet Earth, in contrast to another place in the universe
1828 Tellurian n. (1828) a native or inhabitant of Earth
1834 Uranian n. (1834) a native or inhabitant of Uranus
1841 worldlet n. (1841) a small celestial object; a planetoid
1842 outer space n. (1842) the region of space beyond Earth’s atmosphere or beyond the solar system; in extended use: a place or region beyond the usual limits of awareness or accessibility
1849 earthman n. (1849) a person (esp. a man) who is a native or inhabitant of the planet Earth
1851 Solarian n. 1 (1851) a native or inhabitant of Sol n.
1854 extraterrestrial adj. (1854) existing or originating outside the earth or its atmosphere
1858 earthling n. (1858) a native or inhabitant of Earth
1858 Planet Earth n. (1858) (without the, and usu. with one or both initials capitals), the earth, as distinct from the rest of the universe, esp. when considered as the planet on which humans live, or on which living organisms form an ecological system; the whole world
1866 time n. (1866) time viewed as a medium through which travel into the past or future is hypothesized or imagined to be possible
1867 asteroid belt n. (1867) the toroidal region of space around a star in which most asteroid orbits occur
1868 areography n. (1868) the study or mapping of the planet Mars
1868 dystopian n. (1868) one who advocates or describes a dystopia n. 2