Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 May 2007

384 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195305678

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Brave New Words

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Jeff Prucher

  • The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction.
  • Shows how many words we consider everyday vocabulary-words like "spacesuit," "blast off," and "robot"-had their roots in imaginative literature, and not in hard science.
  • Citations are included for each definition, starting with the earliest usage that can be found.
  • Citations also show when and where words have moved out of the science fiction lexicon and into that of other subcultures or mainstream English.

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