Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

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Word Definition
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) the moon, or 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
Earthside n. (1953) a group or department based on Earth; Earth itself
Earthside adj. (1949) of, relating to, or from Earth
Earthside adv. (1947) on or towards Earth
Earthsider n. (1966) a native or inhabitant of Earth
Earth-type adj. 1 (1939) of Earth style or manufacture
Earth-type adj. 2 (1941) resembling Earth; having characteristics (as atmosphere, temperature, or gravity) that are similar enough to Earth to support human life
Earthward adj. (1929) facing toward Earth
Earthward adv. (1898) toward Earth
earthwoman n. (1897) a female native or inhabitant of Earth
ecotopia n. (1975) a place, society, or condition thought to resemble Ecotopia; a place or state which is utopian from an ecological perspective
edisonade n. (1993) a story featuring a young male inventor who uses his inventions and ingenuity to defeat his foes or to explore new territory
eetee n. (1953) = ET n.
egoboo n. (1944) the gratification of seeing one’s name in print
Ellisonian adj. (1954) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of Harlan Ellison
elsewhen n. (1943) (in time-travel contexts) another time
elsewhen adv. (1940) (in time-travel contexts) at or to another point in time
empath n. (1956) a person or being with the paranormal ability to perceive or share the feelings or emotional state of another
empathic adj. (1959) having the ability of an empath n.
empathist n. (1952) = empath n.
empathy n. (1956) the paranormal perception of others’ emotions; cf. empath n.
energy n. (1898) energy portrayed as something which can be produced in a particular form, such as a projectile, beam, or wave, and transferred (typically with destructive effect) to a body upon contact
energy gun n. (1917) a weapon firing a beam of energy n.; = ray gun n.
energy rifle n. (1934) an energy gun in the form of a long shoulder weapon
energy screen n. (1932) a barrier made of or against energy; a force field n.
energy vampire n. (1967) a being that feeds on energy (in various senses)
energy weapon n. (1941) a weapon that fires a beam of energy; cf. earlier energy gun n.