Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

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First date Word Definition
1872 spacewards adv. (1872) towards space; away from the local planet
1872 Venusian adj. (1872) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the planet Venus or its inhabitants
1871 aircar n. (1871) = aerocar n.
1871 earth people n. (1871) natives or inhabitants of Earth; cf. earth person n.
1871 Terra n. (1871) the planet Earth
1870 meteor storm n. (1870) a particularly intense meteor shower, esp. occurring when the earth intercepts a meteor stream soon after the originating comet has passed; an intense encounter with a stream of meteors in space
1870 Neptunian n. 1 (1870) a native or inhabitant of the planet Neptune
1869 Jovian n. 1 (1869) a native or inhabitant of the planet Jupiter
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
1868 light-year n. (1868) the distance light travels in one year
1868 Martian n. 1 (1868) a native or inhabitant of the planet Mars; cf. earlier Marsian n. 1
1867 asteroid belt n. (1867) the toroidal region of space around a star in which most asteroid orbits occur
1866 time n. (1866) time viewed as a medium through which travel into the past or future is hypothesized or imagined to be possible
1864 shapechanging n. (1864) the act of or ability to shapechange
1861 Earthian n. 1 (1861) a native or inhabitant of Earth; = earthling n.
1858 earthling n. (1858) a native or inhabitant of Earth
1858 Planet Earth n. (1858) (without the), 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
1856 lightspeed n. 1 (1856) the speed of light
1855 Jupiterian n. (1855) a native or inhabitant of the planet Jupiter
1854 extraterrestrial adj. (1854) existing or originating outside the earth or its atmosphere
1853 Marsian n. 1 (1853) a native or inhabitant of the planet Mars; = Martian n. 1
1849 earthman n. (1849) a person (esp. a man) who is a native or inhabitant of the planet Earth
1849 Neptunian adj. (1849) of or relating to the the planet Neptune or its inhabitants
1847 moonquake n. (1847) seismic activity on the surface of the Moon or (broadly) of any moon
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
1841 worldlet n. (1841) a small celestial object; a planetoid
1834 Sirian n. 1 (1834) a native or inhabitant of the Sirius system
1834 Solarian n. 1 (1834) a native or inhabitant of Sol n. 1