Sir Charles makes several interesting suggestions with science-fictive possibilities.
Science-fictive effects give this weird tale a speciously contemporary aspect, but what M. Vercors wishes to establish is the old position that any incommunicable personal experience is valueless just because it is incommunicable.
It isn’t in the usual run of the music I write; never, to my knowledge, has the school of neo-Asian post-serialism come up with even a single march, let alone a science-fictive one…. To begin with, this isn’t science fiction music at all.
Dear Mr. Martian, I understand you may be somewhat confused by the topsy-turvy, science-fictive ways you encounter here on our alien planet.
Cyberspace has reinvented our sense of habitat by giving us a new dimension to inhabit: in doing so, it has made literal all our once science fictive notions of seeing the world without leaving the house, or dwelling in a custom-made community with no physical borders.
P. Schuyler Miller, in Astounding
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Earliest cite in OED: 1956.
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