Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Oxford University Press
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Winner of a 2008 Hugo Award, this new paperback takes readers on spectacular tour of the language created by science fiction. From "Stargate" to "Force Field," this dictionary opens a fascinating window into an entire genre, through the words invented by science fiction's most talented writers, critics, and fans. Each entry includes numerous citations of the word's usage, from the earliest known appearance forward. Drawn not only from science fiction novels and stories, citations also come from fanzines, screenplays, comics, songs, and the Internet.
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About the author

Jeff Prucher is a freelance lexicographer and an editor for the Oxford English Dictionary's science fiction project. He has previously been a bookseller, office temp, editorial assistant for Locus, and software quality assurance engineer. He lives in Berkeley with his family.

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Publisher
Oxford University Press
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Published on
May 7, 2007
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780199885527
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Reference / Word Lists
Science / General
Science / Reference
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This content is DRM protected.
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