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Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction

Author: Jeff Prucher
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction. It shows the development of science-fiction words and their associated concepts over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. Citations are drawn from science-fiction books and magazines, fanzines, screenplays, newspapers, comics, folk songs, and the Internet. The dictionary reveals how many words we consider to be everyday expressions, like  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brave new words.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006037280
(OCoLC)76074298
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Prucher
ISBN: 9780199891405 0199891400 9780199885527 0199885524
OCLC Number: 608415902
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Hugo Award for Best Related Book, 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 342 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Guide to the Dictionary --
Instructions for Antedating Citations --
Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction Terms --
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.
Other Titles: Oxford dictionary of science fiction
Responsibility: edited by Jeff Prucher ; introduction by Gene Wolfe.

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The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction,Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over  Read more...

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A mini-history of SF and its subculture that will fascinate anyone curious about the evolution of the language. * Lisa Tuttle, The Times (Books) *

 
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