scientifictional adj.

being, pertaining to, or characteristic of scientifiction n.

Now chiefly hist.

SF Criticism

  • 1929 Letter in Amazing Stories Quarterly Fall 575

    I wish to compliment you on your choice of ‘scientifictional’ stories.

  • 1937 R. A. Madle Letter in Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr. 122/2 page image

    In my three years of scientifictional activities I have employed various methods of introducing science fiction to the general public.

  • 1946 F. J. Ackerman Letter in Astounding Science-Fiction May 93/1 page image Forrest J. Ackerman

    A. E. Van Vogt, the author who has risen to scientifictional heights under your aegis, has been selected as an honor guest for the 4th World Science-Fiction Convention.

  • 1957 F. J. Ackerman in Nebula Science Fiction Oct. 108/1 page image Forrest J. Ackerman

    I Was A Teenage Werewolf and The Vampire, though they both bear titles suggesting the supernatural rather than the scientifictional, actually are based on scientific, or pseudo-scientific, or celluloid-science theories.

  • 1970 J. Foyster in Vision of Tomorrow Feb. 19/1 (review of The Black Flame, by Stanley Weinbaum) page image John Foyster

    In the novel this man, Tom Connor, is a more central and important figure than most scientifictional heroes are.

  • 1996 D. Langford in Interzone June 20/2 page image David Langford

    John Wyndham’s papers are up for sale…. George Hay, founder of the SFF, is not so keen and would prefer investment in other, more scientifictional areas.

  • 2005 W. J. Williams Thought Experiments in Asimov’s Science Fiction July 22/1 page image Walter Jon Williams bibliography

    It retained…a specialized vocabulary to describe both the texts, the contents of the texts, and the special view of life that was considered particularly scientifictional.

Research requirements

antedating 1929

Earliest cite

in Amazing Stories Quarterly

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