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Date added Word Definition
2021-08-02 Heinleinian adj. (1956) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of Robert Heinlein
2021-07-30 Asimovian adj. 1 (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 transmit (a message, image, etc.) by telepathy; (also) to communicate with (a person) by telepathy; also intransitive; cf. telepathize v.
2021-04-28 planetman n. (1937) a person from one’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. (1961) = 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 the Moon; = Lunarian n.; Lunarite n.
2021-04-11 Lunarite n. (1888) a native or inhabitant of the Moon; = Lunarian n.; Lunite n.
2021-04-11 Loonie n. (1941) a native or inhabitant of the 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; cf. slightly earlier meat world n.
2021-03-25 datapad n. (1962) a thin handheld electronic device for viewing and manipulating information; a tablet computer
2021-03-24 escape ship n. (1932) = lifeboat n.; lifeship n.
2021-03-22 mundane n. 1 (1946) a non-imaginative story
2021-03-19 robotrix n. (1933) a robot assigned a female identity; a robot having female or feminine characteristics
2021-03-16 fanarchistic adj. (1944) preferring to avoid organized forms of fandom
2021-03-16 fanarchist n. (1942) a fan who shuns organized fandom; a fan who advocates for individual or small-group activities