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Date added Word Definition
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 oneโ€™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
2022-09-30 marsquake n. (1912) seismic activity on the surface of Mars
2022-09-27 telescanner n. (1938) a scanner, esp. one used for remote visual examination
2022-09-22 plastiskin n. (1949) synthetic skin
2022-09-20 planet v. (1945) to land on or arrive at a planet; hence planeted adj.
2022-09-16 Martianess n. (1898) a female Martian
2022-09-16 supervillainess n. (1970) a woman who uses superpowers or superscience for malevolent purposes; a female supervillain n.
2022-09-16 superheroine n. (1960) a woman who uses superpowers or superscience for benevolent purposes; a female superhero n.
2022-09-12 inhuman n. (1926) a nonhuman being; cf. alien n.
2022-09-07 supervillain n. (1917) a person who uses superpowers or superscience for malevolent purposes
2022-09-01 time opera n. (1953) a subgenre of science fiction featuring adventure-driven, extravagantly dramatic plots based on time travel; a work in this genre
2022-08-30 neurolink n. (1990) a technologically based communication connection between a (human) brain and a computer system; a device providing such a connection; cf. jack in v.
2022-08-25 mind-controlling adj. (1929) of a device or a being: having the ability to control a personโ€™s thoughts or actions; (also) of or relating to mind control n.
2022-08-25 mind-controlled adj. (1938) of a device or a being: controlled by another personโ€™s thoughts
2022-08-23 telepathize v. (1894) = telepath v.
2022-08-23 mind-control v. (1970) to use mind control on (a person); to control or influence (a person) telepathically
2022-08-11 Callistonian adj. (1930) = Callistan adj.
2022-08-11 Callistonian n. (1930) = Callistan n. 1
2022-07-27 men in black n. (1956) dark-clothed men of unknown identity or origin, who supposedly visit those who have encountered a UFO or alien in order to prevent them from publicizing their experience
2022-07-20 beamer n. (1945) a device (esp. a weapon) that emits a beam of energy
2022-07-12 teleview n. (1905) a device or system for displaying video
2022-07-05 planet-hopping adj. (1946) that planet-hops; of or relating to planet-hopping n.
2022-07-05 planet-hopping n. (1945) the action of making (short) trips from one planet to another
2022-07-05 planet-hop v. (1953) to travel from one planet to another, esp. in short trips
2022-07-05 planet hop n. (1948) a (short) trip made from one planet to another
2022-06-24 home sun n. (1929) = home star n.
2022-06-21 space-pale adj. (1948) pale from being in space; cf. space-tanned adj.
2022-06-13 space-born adj. 2 (1944) (of something non-living) developed or created in space, rather than on a planet; originating in space
2022-06-13 space-born adj. 1 (1940) (of a person) born in space, rather than on a planet
2022-06-06 space epic n. (1943) a subgenre of science fiction featuring adventure-driven plots set in outer space; a work in this genre; cf. space opera n.
2022-06-03 insectoidal adj. (1956) = insectoid adj.
2022-06-02 Hamiltonian adj. (1939) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of Edmond Hamilton
2022-05-23 Lovecraftian n. (1944) a devotee or follower of H.P. Lovecraft
2022-05-20 wallscreen n. (1931) a large wall-mounted video display
2022-05-18 sol n. 2 (1939) = solar n.
2022-05-18 solar n. (1942) a unit of currency, esp. one used throughout a solar system; cf. earlier sol n. 2
2022-05-17 science fiction n. 1 (1897) a work of science fiction n. 2
2022-05-05 gram v. (1940) = spacegram v.
2022-05-05 spacegram v. (1931) transitive to send (a spacegram); also with recipient as object, and intransitive
2022-05-05 spacegram n. (1931) a brief (written) message sent through space
2022-04-28 life tube n. (1930) an escape pod having a cylindrical shape; cf. lifeboat n.
2022-04-25 suit phone n. (1931) a communications system in the helmet of a space suit; cf. suit radio n.
2022-04-19 Titanese adj. (1932) of, or related to, the Saturnian moon Titan or its inhabitants; cf. Titanian adj.
2022-04-19 Titanese n. (1932) a native or inhabitant of the Saturnian moon Titan; (also) a language used on Titan or by Titanese; cf Titanian n.
2022-04-18 Titanian adj. (1931) of or relating to the Saturnian moon of Titan or its inhabitants; (rarely) of or relating to the Uranian moon Titania or its inhabitants