super-scientist n.

a person who studies, or creates inventions using, super-science n.

  • 1928 A. C. Doyle When World Screamed in Lost World & Other Stories (1995) 461

    Challenger the super scientist, Challenger the arch pioneer, Challenger the first man of all men whom Mother Earth had been compelled to recognize.

  • 1934 D. Wandrei Scientist Divides in Astounding Stories Sept. 54/2 Donald Wandrei

    Why may not man himself now be only a similar basic cell out of which even vaster and more complex organisms will evolve in the course of ages? Imagine what would happen if a superscientist treated man as such a cell and then, in the laboratory, constructed from one or dozens of men a creature of the year one billion!

  • 1953 L. S. de Camp Science Fiction Handbook 69 L. Sprague de Camp

    The plus-sign at the end of the hero’s surname (a pun to begin with) indicates that he is a super-scientist.

  • 1964 P. Nowlan & R. Calkins Great Classic Comic Newspaper Strips, No. 1, Buck Rogers Issue Oct. 4

    Absolute masters of America and the world. Cruel, inhuman super scientists.

  • 1991 H. Rheingold Virtual Reality iii. x. 238

    The Japanese are not superscientists; they can’t go any faster than anyone else can.


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antedating 1928

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