[Ads-l] SF antedatings

James Landau 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Fri Jun 19 11:34:49 UTC 2020

On  Thu, 18 Jun 2020 17:47:58 Zond +0000  Bill Mullins <amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
><snip> Franken-, comb. form>OED has 1992, not in OED SF Project

If memory serves, "Frankenslime" (referring to a biological product (algae? fungus?) that went wrong) was called a "Frankenslime" in James Blish's 1967 story "A Torrent of Faces".
I was  not able to find out if the 1967 date was for the appearance of "A Torrent of Faces" in Analog magazine or for the novelization under the same title.

James Landau
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