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2020-10-16 pseudo-grav n. (1952) = artificial gravity n.; cf. pseudogravity n.
2020-10-15 darkside n. 1 (1939) the side of an object in space (as a spaceship, or a moon or planet) that faces away from the closest star; cf. farside n., nightside n.
2020-10-15 spacing n. 1 (1942) the act of travelling in space; (also) the profession of working in space
2020-10-13 telempath n. (1960) a person who has the psionic ability to sense othersโ€™ emotions
2020-10-13 telempathy n. (1952) the psionic ability to sense othersโ€™ emotions
2020-10-13 telempathic adj. (1958) of or by means of telempathy n.
2020-10-13 super-scientist n. (1928) a person who studies, or creates inventions using, super-science n.
2020-10-13 dystopia n. 1 (1952) a work set in a dystopia n. 2
2020-10-12 ecotopia n. (1975) a place, society, or condition thought to resemble Ecotopia; a place or state which is utopian from an ecological perspective
2020-10-08 home system n. (1930) the solar system in which an individual being is from; the solar system in which a species originated
2020-10-08 home galaxy n. (1936) the galaxy that an individual being is from; the galaxy in which a species originated
2020-10-07 groundside adv. (1951) = planetside adv.
2020-10-01 intersystem adj. (1941) (esp. of transportation or communication) occurring between solar systems
2020-09-21 grav n. 2 (1939) an earth-standard acceleration; gee n. 2
2020-09-21 beam weapon n. (1936) a weapon that fires a destructive beam of energy
2020-09-18 space bronzed adj. (1940) = space-tanned adj.
2020-09-17 visor screen n. (1931) = viewscreen n.
2020-09-17 gravitics n. 2 (1982) any of various devices making use of gravity or gravitational waves, as (a) sensors that use gravitational waves to detect objects in space; (b) a system that creates artificial gravity
2020-09-16 adult fantasy n. (1932) fantasy intended for adults rather than children
2020-09-03 midspace adj. (1931) occurring in midspace n.
2020-09-03 midspace n. (1900) outer space, viewed as an area in its own right
2020-08-31 probability world n. (1943) an alternate universe, viewed as one of many such which have differing probabilities of existing
2020-08-26 light n. 2 (1961) a light year
2020-08-26 light n. 1 (1934) = lightspeed, used as a unit of measure; cf. light-speed n. 2
2020-08-12 vidcall n. (1953) a call made on a videophone n.
2020-08-11 telepath n. (1889) a person or being with the ability to use telepathy
2020-08-11 redshirt n. (1985) a character who is not portrayed in depth; (esp.) a character whose main plot function is to be killed
2020-08-10 Whovian n. (1982) a fan of the British television series Doctor Who
2020-08-10 xenocide n. (1973) the killing or attempted killing of an entire alien species; the killing of an individual alien; (also) a person who commits this act
2020-08-10 Chicon n. (1940) a SF convention held in Chicago, esp. the 1940 Chicago Science Fiction Convention
2020-08-10 superspace n. (1939) = hyperspace n.
2020-08-08 space law n. (1939) a body of laws governing issues relating to outer space
2020-08-07 class M planet n. (1964) an Earth-type planet
2020-08-06 earth people n. (1871) natives or inhabitants of Earth; cf. earth person n.
2020-08-05 Earthite n. (1825) a native or inhabitant of the planet Earth, in contrast to another place in the universe
2020-08-04 atomic engine n. (1914) an engine powered by nuclear energy
2020-08-04 ant-man n. (1901) an alien being that resembles an ant in humanoid form
2020-08-03 vape v. (1983) to vaporize by means of a weapon; to destroy completely, annihilate
2020-08-03 transmat n. (1952) = matter transmitter n.
2020-08-03 time-warped adj. (1938) transported from the past or future by a time warp n.
2020-08-03 time n. (1866) time viewed as a medium through which travel into the past or future is hypothesized or imagined to be possible
2020-08-03 thought-reading machine n. (1931) a machine that can read a personโ€™s thoughts
2020-08-03 teleporter n. 2 (1950) a device for teleporting; = teleport n. 1
2020-08-03 teleport n. 3 (1983) an act of teleportation n.
2020-08-03 subterrene n. (1956) a subterranean tunnelling machine; esp. one which melts the rock in front of it and causes the molten rock to form a glassy lining to the tunnel as it develops
2020-08-02 spacewalker n. (1930) a machine designed to enable a person to walk in space
2020-07-31 sonic screwdriver n. (1968) in the British television series Doctor Who: a (hand-held) electronic device which uses sound waves to perform various mechanical and technical functions
2020-07-31 robocop n. (1957) a robotic or bionic law enforcement officer
2020-07-31 retcon v. (1989) to revise retrospectively (an aspect of a fictional work or series), typically by means of a revelation which imposes a different interpretation on previously described events; cf. retcon n.
2020-07-30 precog n. 2 (1954) precognition; foreknowledge, esp. as a form of extrasensory perception; cf. precog n. 1 and earlier precog v.