science-fictionally adv.

in the manner of science fiction n. 2

SF Criticism

  • 1936 R. W. Lowndes Letter in Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec. 126/2 page image

    Science-fictionally speaking, ‘Blood of the Moon’, was enjoyed.

  • 1953 Editorial in Astounding Science-Fiction July 8/1 page image

    We’re only half aware of the immense thrust of civilization toward a higher speed of accomplishment. The change of level is something even the science-fictionally alerted individual can readily miss.

  • 1964 Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction June 127 page image

    In this month’s issue Avram Davidson’s The Unknown Law science-fictionally explores the presidential theme.

  • 1974 I. Asimov Before Golden Age 986 Isaac Asimov

    ‘Who Goes There?’ was eventually made into the financially successful but science fictionally contemptible motion picture The Thing, for which John was paid a mere few hundred dollars in total.

  • 2001 Locus June 69/1

    More science-fictionally, the automatic fate…will strike down any red-shirted security person.

  • 2015 K. A. Goonan Teaching Science Fiction in Asimov’s Science Fiction June 4 page image Kathleen Ann Goonan bibliography

    The main task of the science fiction writer is to take advantage of the sheer creative breadth opened by thinking science fictionally, to be wholly original, to move the reader to an entirely new place.

Research requirements

antedating 1936

Earliest cite

in Thrilling Wonder Stories

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1936 cite from a letter by Robert Lowndes in Thrilling Wonder Stories.
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1993 cite from David Bischoff in Quantum.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1974 cite from editorial material in Isaac Asimov's "Before the Golden Age".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1939 cite from editorial material (probably by Charles Hornig) in the magazine Science Fiction.

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