holo n.

a hologram; a device that displays holograms; holograms as a form of entertainment

  • 1970 L. Niven Ringworld 31 Larry Niven bibliography

    You may examine the holo Louis Wu is carrying. That is the only information I can give you at this time.

  • 1973 N. Spinrad Thing of Beauty in T. Shippey Oxford Book Science Fiction (1992) 433 Norman Spinrad

    I am enclosing a holo of the shrine for your pleasure.

  • 1977 J. Varley Ophiuchi Hotline (1994) 57 John Varley

    She had seen trick holos like this at funhouses, but none so perfect.

  • 1977 G. Bear in Galaxy, Incorporating Worlds of If Apr. 18/1 Greg Bear

    It was Green’s first good look at the creatures, though he had seen holos.

  • 1984 K. S. Robinson Icehenge (1990) 78 Kim Stanley Robinson

    Xhosa, give this place a structural check and get holo crews in here. Holos of every room.

  • 1988 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Cyteen 329 C. J. Cherryh

    She opened uncle Giraud’s present next…It was an awfully nice holo of the whole planet.

  • 1988 M. Resnick Ivory (1989) 57 Mike Resnick

    My doctor doesn’t have to see the man who destroyed his career on the holo every week.

  • 1992 D. Knight Why Do Birds (1994) 159 Damon Knight

    The holo was called Flash Gordon on the New World. It started off like the old flatfilm, with the planet Mongo approaching the Earth and about to destroy it.

  • 1993 F. M. Busby Singularity Project (1994) 326

    When we were done hugging and jumping up and down, I went to the holo controls.

  • 1998 J. Meaney To Hold Infinity xii. 146

    The laser array high in the groined ceiling glowed with life; no doubt this was generating the holo choir below.

  • 2019 T. Onyebuchi War Girls ii. 18 Tochi Onyebuchi bibliography

    Everyone has their tablets out in front of them with holos displayed, but Ify can’t tell what page of the downloaded lesson they’re on and so has to stumble through image after image after image of nonsense until her holo matches the others.

Research requirements

antedating 1970

Earliest cite

Larry Niven, Ringworld

Research History
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1992 reprint of Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye's 1990 "The Death of Sleep".
Enoch Forrester submitted a 1983 cite from David Brin's "Startide Rising".
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1981 reprint of Larry Niven's "Ringworld"; Treesong verified the cite in the 1970 first edition.
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1989 reprint of Mike Resnick's 1988 "Ivory".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1993 cite from Elizabeth Moon's "Hunting Party".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1997 reprint of David Weber's 1993 "On Basilisk Station".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1991 cite from Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon's "Generation Warriors".
Dave Langford submitted a 1973 cite from Harry Harrison's "We Ate The Whole Thing".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1994 reprint of F.M. Busby's 1993 "The Singularity Project".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1989 reprint of Robert Reed's 1987 "The Hormone Jungle".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1977 cite from Greg Bear's "Sun-Planet".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2019 cite from Tochi Onyebuchi.

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