Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

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First date Word Definition
1882 Earthean adj. (1882) = Earthian adj.
1882 Marsian n. 2 (1882) the language of Marsians; = Martian n. 2
1882 Marsian adj. (1882) of or relating to the the planet Mars or its inhabitants; = Martian adj.
1882 shapeshifting n. (1882) the practice or act of changing shape to adopt the form of another animal or human
1882 solar system n. (1882) a system of one or more stars, often with accompanying planets
1880 areographer n. (1880) one who maps or studies the planet Mars
1880 earth folk n. (1880) = earth people n.
1880 pseudo-scientific adj. (1880) of or relating to pseudo-science; science fictional adj.
1880 spaceship n. (1880) a spacecraft; esp. a manned one under the control of its crew
1880 Tellurian adj. (1880) of, relating to, or living on Earth
1878 anti-gravitation n. (1878) a hypothetical force opposed to gravity
1878 space exploration n. (1878) the exploration of space
1878 teleport n. 1 (1878) a device for conveying people or things instantaneously from one place to another, esp. a machine which breaks matter down into its constituent particles or converts it into energy, information, etc., and transmits it in this form to another location where it is reconstituted; teleporter n. 2
1877 areology n. (1877) the study of the geology of the planet Mars
1876 Luna n. (1876) the Moon
1876 scientific fiction n. (1876) = science fiction n. 2
1876 Sirian adj. (1876) of or relating to the Sirius system or its inhabitants
1874 Venusian n. 1 (1874) a native or inhabitant of the planet Venus
1873 Martian adj. (1873) of or relating to the the planet Mars or its inhabitants
1873 scientific romance n. (1873) proto-science fiction written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (especially in Britain), exemplified by H.G. Wells; in later use, science fiction that is similar in style or approach; also, a work of this kind
1872 spaceward adv. (1872) towards or in the direction of space
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