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Published: 14 June 2007

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780195305678

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Brave New Words

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Jeff Prucher

  • First citation-based dictionary of science fiction terms
  • Contents include more than 3,000 terms, short notes about groups of related terms, a bibliography, and an introduction by Gene Wolfe, author of The Book of the New Sun
  • New England Science Fiction Association has provided editorial oversight through an advisory board
  • Illustrates the significant effect that the language of science fiction has had on the English language as a whole
  • Shows how many words we consider everyday vocabulary-words like "space shuttle," "blast off," and "robot" - had their roots in imaginative literature rather than hard science

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