A lot of terms you might think came from science actually came from science fiction. Some of those words, like robot, cryostasis, and spaceship were born in fiction but later became real science. Others, like force field, came from science and were appropriated by science fiction. The terms super-hero, dystopia, and multiverse came from neither science nor science fiction! You can find out the earliest use of these familiar science fiction terms and more at io9. -via the Presurfer
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