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Author Prucher, Jeffrey

Title Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction / Jeffrey Prucher
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2007]


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 MELB  803.30876 P9711/B  AVAILABLE
Description xxxi, 342 pages
Contents Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction -- Communications & entertainment -- Earthlings -- Expletives & profanity -- Fanspeak -- Naval terms -- Robots -- Space drives -- Star trek -- Time travel -- Weapons -- Zines -- Pseudonyms cited in the dictionary -- Bibliography of books quoted -- Bibliography of science fiction non-fiction and reference books
Summary "This historical dictionary is filled with entries on all things science fiction. It's a window to the entire field of the genre's literature, through the words invented and passed along by science fiction's most talented writers." "Each entry includes numerous citations of the word's usage, from the earliest known appearance forward. Drawn not only from science fiction novels and short stories, citations are also given from mainstream publications, fanzines, screenplays, newspapers, comics, songs, and the Internet. This historical look at the language of science fiction shows how many of the words we consider everyday vocabulary, including spacesuit, blast off, and robot, have roots in imaginative literature rather than hard science. In fact, science fiction has created a large amount of language later adopted by the sciences and popular culture."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Science fiction -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Author Prucher, Jeffrey
LC no. 2006037280
ISBN 9780195305678 (alk. paper)
0195305671 (alk. paper)
Other Titles Oxford dictionary of science fiction