"Everything starts as somebody's daydream. And, when you're daydreaming, it is science fiction. It's when you start work out how you put it together, true science fiction becomes real science."
This is a variant on the word visiplate.
This term probably appeared earlier; I've read that Alexander M. Phillips used it in Martian Gesture, a short story that appeared in the Wonder Stories in October of 1935, but I can't find the story to get a quote.
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