Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

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Word Definition
time-travelling adj. (1904) that or who travels through time n.
time viewer n. (1940) = chronoscope n.
time warp n. (1937) an imaginary or hypothetical distortion of space-time whereby people or objects at one point in time can be moved to another, or within which time moves at a different speed
time warp v. (1969) transitive to transport (something) into the past or future, or from the past or future into the present, as if in a time warp; also intransitive with reflexive or passive meaning
time-warped adj. (1938) transported from the past or future by a time warp n.
tin can n. (1938) a spaceship or space station
Tolkienesque adj. (1967) characteristic of or resembling J.R.R. Tolkien or his writings; cf. Tolkienian adj.
Tolkienian adj. (1954) of or pertaining to J.R.R. Tolkien or his writings; cf. Tolkienesque adj.
topside adv. (1933) in or towards the upper parts of a spacecraft; (also) in or towards orbit
torch n. (1950) = torch drive n.
torch v. (1956) to travel in a spaceship using a torch drive
torch drive n. (1976) a fusion-powered, slower-than-light space drive
torcher n. (1953) a pilot of a spaceship with a torch drive
torchship n. (1953) a spaceship that uses a torch drive n.
tractor n. (1931) = tractor beam n.
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
tractor ray n. (1931) = tractor beam n.
transdimensional adj. (1931) designating movement between dimensions; involving more than one dimension
transgalactic adj. (1931) across, crossing, or extending across a galaxy
transhuman n. (1978) a person who has gained abilities (as through genetic engineering or cybernetic augmentation) sufficiently advanced that they are regarded as a different species
transhuman adj. (1967) having the qualities or characteristics of transhumans
transhumanity n. (1965) the quality or condition of being transhuman; also, transhumans collectively
transmat n. (1952) = matter transmitter n.
transporter n. (1940) a device for conveying people or things instantaneously from one place to another, esp. a machine which converts matter into energy, individual atoms, information, etc., and transmits it in this form to another location where it is reconstituted; = matter transmitter n.
trekker n. (1967) an admirer of the U.S. television programme Star Trek
trekkie n. (1969) an admirer of the U.S. television programme Star Trek
tribble n. (1967) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a species of small, furry, featureless aliens
tricorder n. (1966) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a medium-sized hand-held device used for data sensing, analysis, and recording
tri-D n. (1950) a device or system capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image or video; (also) a three-dimensional image or video
tridee n. (No cites) see tri-D n.
trideo n. (1953) a device or system capable of transmitting or displaying a (moving) three dimensional image; a (moving) image displayed by such a device
tri-di n. (No cites) see tri-D n.