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Published: 23 April 2009

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780195387063

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Brave New Words

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Jeff Prucher

  • First citation-based dictionary of science fiction terms
  • The first historical dictionary devoted entirely to science fiction, illustrating the significant effect that the language of science fiction has had on the English language as a whole
  • Each entry includes both definitions and extensive historical citations of the word's usage
  • The New England Science Fiction Association has provided editorial oversight through an advisory board
  • 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

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