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Date added Word Definition
2021-12-17 Saturnian adj. (1675) of or relating to the the planet Saturn or its inhabitants
2021-12-16 Saturnian n. 1 (1738) a native or inhabitant of the planet Saturn
2021-12-16 Neptunian n. 2 (1930) the language of Neptunians
2021-12-16 Neptunian adj. (1849) of or relating to the the planet Neptune or its inhabitants
2021-12-09 holovid n. (1973) a holographic video; a device or system that displays or records holographic videos; cf. holovision n.
2021-12-06 Peter Parker principle n. (No cites) see Spider-Man principle n.
2021-12-06 Spider-Man principle n. (2003) the adage ‘with great power comes great responsibility’
2021-11-30 astrogating n. (1932) = astrogation n.
2021-11-23 needle pistol n. (1933) a handheld needle gun n.
2021-11-19 biotech n. (1951) = biotechnician n.
2021-11-12 meat world n. (1992) = meatspace n.
2021-11-09 New Weird n. (2002) a genre that incorporates elements of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, typically in a complex urban setting
2021-10-26 stellar cartography n. (1883) a branch of cartography concerned with astronomical objects; (occas. cap.) an organizational unit or work area devoted to this; cf. astrogation n.
2021-10-25 time binding n. (1921) in General Semantics: the characteristically human ability to transmit knowledge to succeeding generations by means of (written) language; (hence, in Fandom) the act of documenting fannish activities
2021-10-22 power-up n. (1983) in a video game: an item that immediately provides temporary extra abilities to a player
2021-10-15 galaxy-wide adv. (1949) throughout a galaxy
2021-10-14 doppel n. (1981) a duplicate version of a person, as a clone, a virtual-reality representation, a shapeshifter, etc.
2021-10-11 fantascience n. (1934) = science fantasy n. 3; science fiction n. 2
2021-10-08 shaggy god story n. (1965) a story in which a religious (esp. biblical) myth is explained as having a science fictional origin
2021-09-28 combozine n. (1946) a collection of zines bound or published together, esp. for distribution at a convention
2021-09-27 pseudopod n. (1929) a temporary functional limb extended from the body of an amorphous being
2021-09-24 fanning n. (1940) the practice or activity of being a fan; participation in fandom
2021-09-23 cybernetically adv. (1951) by means of cybernetic technology
2021-09-22 Africanfuturism n. (2018) Nnedi Okorafor’s term for: a subgenre of science fiction that heavily features elements of African history or culture; cf. Afrofuturism
2021-09-22 Afrofuturistic adj. (2000) = Afrofuturist adj.
2021-09-22 Afrofuturist adj. (1994) of, relating to, or characterized by Afrofuturism n.
2021-09-21 automatics n. (1932) a system that controls the flight of a spacecraft with little or no human intervention; any system or technology for the unsupervised control of a vehicle, environment, etc.
2021-09-21 beast mode n. (1991) in a video game: a (temporary) state in which a human transforms into an animal or mythical creature, typically having extra power or skills; (hence) a (temporary) state of aggression or great performance
2021-09-20 kilohour n. (1989) a period of one thousand hours
2021-09-16 timequake n. (1954) a sudden significant disturbance in the continuity of time; cf. time storm n., time-slip n.
2021-09-15 fan film n. (1961) a movie made by a fan; audiovisual fan fiction n.
2021-09-14 cityship n. (1953) a large spacecraft having the size or complexity of a city
2021-09-13 murderbot n. (2006) a robot or cyborg designed chiefly to inflict violence
2021-09-02 impeller n. (1936) a device used to produce propulsive thrust
2021-09-01 cli-fi n. (2009) a subgenre of science fiction concerned with the effects of climate change
2021-08-31 kipple n. (1960) useless or unwanted (household) objects; junk; rubbish
2021-08-30 prodom n. (1941) the world of professional writing, in contrast to fan writing or activities
2021-08-26 construct n. (1970) an intelligent entity that is not biological, as a sentient hologram or a digital intelligence; an artificially created or hybridized being
2021-08-24 message rocket n. (1933) a (small) rocket used to carry a message
2021-08-19 ray-proof adj. (1905) impervious to energy rays, esp. ray weapons
2021-08-18 time patrol n. (1955) = time police n.
2021-08-16 Ellisonian adj. (1954) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of Harlan Ellison
2021-08-13 gravitonic adj. (1929) of or relating to gravitons
2021-08-11 near-future adj. (1954) denoting a subgenre of science fiction set in a future recognizably similar to a contemporary setting, having only moderate differences in technology
2021-08-10 Bonestellian adj. (1953) of, relating to, or characteristic of the art of Chesley Bonestell, esp. in featuring accurate depictions of astronomical objects
2021-08-09 skin job n. 2 (1981) a robot that has skin; (spec.) an android that cannot easily be distinguished from a human
2021-08-09 skin job n. 1 (1958) a skin transplant (esp. for the purpose of changing or concealing one’s identity); cosmetic surgery performed on the skin
2021-08-06 Ballardian adj. (1964) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of J. G. Ballard, esp. in featuring desolate, dystopian settings and a pessimistic view of the effects of modern technological society
2021-08-04 Lovecraftian adj. (1927) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, esp. in featuring elements of supernatural and often existential horror