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Date added Word Definition
2023-12-06 xenoanthropologist n. (1981) a person who studies alien cultures; a specialist in xenoanthropology n.
2023-10-12 lasgun n. (1965) = laser gun n.
2023-10-05 Cthulhu mythos n. (1942) the fictional universe used as the setting for a range of works by H.P. Lovecraft, later used as a shared world
2023-09-01 planet-wide adv. (1933) on, over, or throughout an entire planet
2023-08-29 adamantium n. (1912) a metal alloy having exceptional strength
2023-08-22 colony planet n. (1942) a planet occupied by settlers (or their descendants) from another planet or area, typically under the political control of the parent state
2023-08-08 RSN adv. (1959) = RealSoonNow adv.
2023-08-08 RealSoonNow adv. (1959) in the near future; quickly; very soon
2023-06-22 legendarium n. (1951) a body or system of myths, legends, stories, etc., concerning or relating to a particular fictional world; a work or body of work containing this
2023-06-20 verse n. (2002) the universe; (also) one of many universes in a multiverse; cf. earlier -verse suffix
2023-06-06 Centaurian n. 2 (1943) the language of Centaurians
2023-04-18 non-terrestrial n. (1946) an (intelligent) being that is not from Earth; = extraterrestrial n., alien n.
2023-03-02 gravitied adj. 2 (1979) having artificial gravity
2023-03-02 gravitied adj. 1 (1940) having gravity (of a specified strength or type)
2023-02-15 pleasure planet n. (1939) a planet that is pleasurable to visit, esp. one that functions chiefly as a resort; cf. paradise planet n.
2023-02-15 paradise planet n. (1948) a planet regarded as peaceful or beautiful, esp. one having unspoilt natural beauty; cf. pleasure planet n.
2023-02-15 hell planet n. (1932) a planet regarded as dangerous or unpleasant, esp. one having climate conditions that are inhospitable for humans
2023-02-09 thionite n. (1937) an addictive drug which induces euphoric dreams
2023-02-08 spaceward adj. (1940) facing or directed towards space
2023-01-31 Rigellian n. 2 (1950) the language of Rigellians
2023-01-31 Rigellian adj. (1937) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Rigel system or its inhabitants
2023-01-31 Rigellian n. 1 (1937) a native or inhabitant of the Rigel system
2023-01-25 otherspace n. (1937) any of various types of space, as hyperspace or subspace, subject to different physical laws than our own; cf. realspace n.
2023-01-20 space bum n. (1938) a spacer who wanders aimlessly; a vagrant in space; (also) a spacer who is regarded as contemptible
2023-01-05 Cerean adj. (1883) of or relating to the dwarf planet Ceres or its inhabitants
2023-01-05 Cerean n. (1883) a native or inhabitant of the dwarf planet Ceres
2023-01-03 conapt n. (1964) an apartment in a condominium
2022-12-29 space field n. 2 (1939) a place esp. on the surface of a planet where spacecraft can take off and land; = spaceport n.
2022-12-29 space field n. 1 (1931) a field of energy
2022-12-22 Tau Cetan adj. (1959) of or relating to the Tau Ceti star system or its inhabitants
2022-12-22 Tau Cetan n. (1931) a native or inhabitant of the Tau Ceti star system; (also) the language of Tau Cetans
2022-12-13 Earthean adj. (1882) = Earthian adj.
2022-12-13 Earthean n. (1882) = Earthian n. 1
2022-12-13 Terrene adj. 1 (1929) = Terran adj.
2022-12-13 Terrene n. (1929) = Terran n. 1
2022-12-01 de Campian adj. (1941) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of L. Sprague de Camp
2022-11-29 fangirl v. (2003) esp. of a girl or woman: to exhibit extreme devotion (to) or excitement (about); to act like a fangirl n.
2022-11-29 fan v. (1941) to participate in fandom; cf. slightly earlier fanning n.
2022-11-16 gafiate n. (1956) a person who has quit fandom; one who has gafiated
2022-11-16 gafia n. 2 (1950) the state of having quit fandom (cf. earlier gafia n. 1); cf. gafiation n.
2022-11-16 gafia n. 1 (1940) participation in fandom
2022-11-11 pew n. (1971) (used to represent the sound of a weapon, esp. a beam weapon)
2022-11-01 time crime n. (1955) a violation of time travel laws, esp. an illegal attempt to change the past; such violations collectively; cf. time police n.
2022-10-18 problem story n. (1941) a story concerned primarily with the resolution of a (technical) problem
2022-10-06 thought screen n. (1931) = thought shield n.
2022-10-06 thought shield n. (1931) a mental barrier that prevents one’s thoughts from being read by a telepath; = mind shield n.
2022-10-06 thought wave n. (1849) a thought emanating from one's mind, esp. a telepathic emanation; a thought or thoughts travelling on a hypothetical medium of thought transfer
2022-09-30 planetquake n. (1887) seismic activity on the surface of a planet, especially one other than Earth
2022-09-30 moonquake n. (1847) seismic activity on the surface of the Moon or (broadly) of any moon