Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

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Word Definition
dystopia n. 1 (1952) a work set in a dystopia n. 2
dystopia n. 2 (1955) an imaginary place or state of affairs in which there is great suffering or injustice, esp. as the result of a totalitarian or dehumanizing political state; the genre of fiction set in such a situation; cf. utopia n.
dystopian n. (1868) one who advocates or describes a dystopia n. 2
dystopian adj. (1953) of or pertaining to a dystopia n. 2
dystopianism n. (1962) dystopian quality or characteristics
dystopic adj. (1967) of, pertaining to, or resembling a dystopia n. 2
earthborn n. (1940) a person born on Earth; people born on Earth collectively
earthborn adj. (1900) originating on Earth, as opposed to outer space or another celestial body
Earthbound adj. 1 (1928) headed toward Earth
Earthbound adj. 2 (1930) based on Earth; unable to leave Earth
earther n. (1952) a native or inhabitant of Earth
earthfall n. (1952) the arrival of a spaceship on the surface of Earth; cf. planetfall n.
earth folk n. (1880) = earth people n.
earthgirl n. (1911) a girl or woman from Earth
Earthian n. 1 (1861) a native or inhabitant of Earth; = earthling n.
Earthian n. 2 (1943) a language spoken on Earth, esp. a universal language spoken widely by Earth people
Earthian adj. (1907) of or pertaining to the Earth or Earthlings
earthie n. (1947) = earthling n.
Earthish n. (1956) a universal language of Earth; = Earthian n. 2
Earthish adj. (1976) of or pertaining to the planet Earth or its inhabitants
Earthite n. (1814) a native or inhabitant of the planet Earth
earthlike adj. (1928) resembling or like the Earth
earthling n. (1858) a native or inhabitant of Earth
earthly adj. (1783) belonging to or characteristic of Earth
earthman n. (1849) a person (esp. a man) who is a native or inhabitant of the planet Earth
Earth-norm n. (1938) = Earth-normal n.
Earth-norm adj. (1942) = Earth-normal adj.
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
Earth-normal adj. (1937) having conditions (as of gravity or atmospheric pressure) typical of what is found on Earth
earth people n. (1871) natives or inhabitants of Earth; cf. earth person n.
earth person n. (1922) a native or inhabitant of Earth; cf. earth people n.
earthrise n. (1891) the rise of earth above the horizon, as seen by an observer on (or in orbit around) another planet; an instance of this
earthshine n. (1813) sunlight reflected from Earth (esp. as illuminating or visible on the surface of the Moon)
earthship n. (1933) a spacecraft from or belonging to Earth