psychohistorian n.

an expert in psychohistory n.

  • 1945 ‘L. Padgett’ Piper’s Son in Astounding Science-Fiction Feb. 23/2 page image Henry Kuttner C. L. Moore bibliography

    I’m trying to look at it from the angle of psychohistorian. If there’d been telepaths in the past, things might have been different.

  • 1948 E. McDowell Outcasts of Solar III in Planet Stories Spring 29/1 page image Emmett McDowell bibliography

    The semantics expert, the psychohistorian, and the ethnologist joined them.

  • 1949 I. Asimov …And Now You Don’t in Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 18/2 page image Isaac Asimov bibliography

    It is not an easy thing to be a Psychohistorian in the first place; and not even the best Psychohistorian need necessarily qualify to be a Speaker.

  • 1958 P. E. High Lords of Creation in Nebula Science Fiction Dec. 80 page image Philip E. High bibliography

    Tomlin, the psycho-historian, you never could tell, could you?… A dry-as-dust profession and an appearance to go with it.

  • 1978 I. Asimov Lost Art in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Feb. 110 page image Isaac Asimov

    Back in 1950, I wrote a short story…. In it, the great psychohistorian, Hari Seldon, is about to demonstrate an important point.

  • 1992 I. Asimov Cleon the Emperor in Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr. 247 page image Isaac Asimov bibliography

    Seldon crossed the grounds in his passage from his office (First Minister) to his laboratory (Psychohistorian).

  • 1996 K. Brown Far Futures, Bright Reefs in Interzone (#103) Jan. 57/3 page image

    The stand-out story is ‘Historical Crisis’, by Donald Kingsbury. It is nothing more than a parody of The Foundation Trilogy…. It’s set in the Second Empire and concerns the fate of a renegade Psychohistorian.

Research requirements

antedating 1945

Earliest cite

"Lewis Padgett", in Astounding

Research History
Suggested by Fred Galvin, who also submitted the 1945 cite.

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