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2021-08-04 Lovecraftian adj. (1927) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, esp. in featuring elements of supernatural horror
2021-08-03 Campbellian adj. (1949) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing that appeared in the magazines edited by John W. Campbell, esp. in featuring heroic characters in technologically advanced scenarios
2021-08-03 Gernsbackian adj. (1952) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing that appeared in the magazines edited by Hugo Gernsback, esp. in featuring extensive discussions of scientific or technological issues
2021-08-02 Bradburian adj. (1951) = Bradburyish adj.
2021-08-02 Bradburyesque adj. (1948) = Bradburyish adj.
2021-08-02 Bradburyish adj. (1948) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of Ray Bradbury, esp. in focusing on psychological concerns (often based on the presumed simplicity of personal interactions) rather than technological developments
2021-08-02 Heinleinian adj. (1956) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of Robert Heinlein
2021-07-30 Asimovian adj. (1942) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of Isaac Asimov
2021-07-29 bullet time n. (1999) a video effect in which the camera appears to move around a stationary or very slow-moving subject
2021-07-28 space dinghy n. (1941) a small spaceship; a lifeboat or shuttle
2021-07-27 scanner n. (1935) a device, system, etc. used for systematically examining something or gathering data, esp. at a distance or through obstacles
2021-07-22 cycle n. (1918) a (specific) interval of time
2021-07-21 spidey sense n. (1977) = spider sense n.
2021-07-21 spider sense n. (1975) in the fictional world of the comic book hero Spider-Man: the precognitive ability to anticipate (and react to) dangerous situations; (hence, in figurative or allusive use) a premonition; intuition; insight
2021-07-20 kryptonite n. (1943) in the fictional world of the comic book hero Superman: a substance that renders Superman weak when he is exposed to it; (hence, in figurative or allusive use) something that can weaken or damage a particular person or thing; an Achilles heel
2021-07-20 space tunnel n. (1975) = wormhole n.
2021-07-14 gripping hand n. (1986) on the gripping hand: used to introduce a third point of view, fact, case, etc., that contrasts with two previous statements
2021-05-18 gynoid n. (1979) a robot having female or feminine characteristics; = robotrix n.
2021-05-15 Earthsider n. (1966) a native or inhabitant of Earth
2021-05-14 Jupiterian n. (1855) a native or inhabitant of the planet Jupiter
2021-05-14 Jupiterian adj. (1907) of or pertaining to the planet Jupiter or its inhabitants
2021-05-14 thruster n. (1949) an engine that creates thrust, esp. a small rocket engine used to adjust the attitude or course of a spacecraft in flight
2021-05-13 universal translator n. (1949) a device, computer system, etc. that (instantaneously) translates among languages
2021-05-13 atmosphere suit n. (1948) = space suit n.
2021-04-30 mecha n. (1986) chiefly in anime or manga: a large combat robot having humanoid form, typically controlled by an occupant
2021-04-30 mech n. (1938) = robot n.; (also) = mecha n.
2021-04-29 biosuit n. (1969) any of various protective garments, as: a suit designed to protect the wearer from biological hazards; a protective suit made of biological materials; a relatively flexible and lightweight spacesuit
2021-04-29 Mercurian adj. (1897) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the planet Mercury or its inhabitants
2021-04-29 weirdist n. (1936) an author or fan of weird fiction
2021-04-29 telepath v. (1885) to communicate (something) by telepathy; (also) to communicate with (a person) by telepathy
2021-04-28 planetman n. (1937) a person from oneโ€™s home planet n.
2021-04-28 thought-variant n. (1933) a story characterized by a focus on significant ideas rather than action
2021-04-28 sensawunda n. (1978) = sense of wonder n.
2021-04-16 shipmind n. (1975) an intelligent entity (alien or computer-based) that helps control a spacecraft
2021-04-13 rocketport n. (1931) a place where rockets can take off and land; cf. spaceport n.
2021-04-12 warship n. (1898) a military spaceship designed for combat
2021-04-12 fleet n. (1898) = space fleet n.
2021-04-12 battleship n. (1900) a military spaceship having heavy armor and powerful weapons
2021-04-11 Lunite n. (1928) a native or inhabitant of Earthโ€™s Moon; = Lunarian n.; Lunarite n.
2021-04-11 Lunarite n. (1888) a native or inhabitant of Earthโ€™s Moon; = Lunarian n.; Lunite n.
2021-04-11 Loonie n. (1941) a native or inhabitant of Earthโ€™s Moon; = Lunarian n.; Lunite n.; Lunarite n.
2021-04-02 scouter n. (1936) = scout ship n.
2021-04-02 scout ship n. (1930) a usu. small and fast spaceship used for reconnaissance
2021-04-01 sailship n. (1964) a spacecraft using a solar sail as its chief method of propulsion
2021-03-30 NAFAL adj. (1969) of space travel: at relativistic speed; of a spaceship: capable of travelling at relativistic speed
2021-03-29 armorplast n. (1964) a strong protective material likened to plastic (as being light, flexible, or transparent)
2021-03-29 gravity n. (1930) = gee n. 2
2021-03-25 organlegging n. (1969) the illegal trading of human organs for transplant; cf. organlegger n.
2021-03-25 meatspace n. (1993) the physical world, in contrast to cyberspace or a virtual environment