skip to content
Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction

Author: Jeff Prucher
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Bibliographie
Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Wörterbuch
Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brave new words.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608415902
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Prucher
ISBN: 9780195305678 0195305671
OCLC Number: 76074298
Awards: Hugo Award for Best Related Book, 2008.
Description: xxxi, 342 p. ; 25 cm.
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.
More information:

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

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

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/76074298>
library:oclcnum"76074298"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typeschema:MediaObject
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:alternateName"Oxford dictionary of science fiction"@en
schema:awards"Hugo Award for Best Related Book, 2008."
schema:contributor
schema:copyrightYear"2007"
schema:datePublished"2007"
schema:description"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."@en
schema:description"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 "space shuttle", "blast off", and "robot", have their roots in imaginative literature and not in hard science. It also charts the transfer of science-fiction vocabulary to different subcultures and endeavours, such as neo-paganism, aerospace, computers, and environmentalism.--From publisher's description."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/793372870>
schema:genre"Bibliographie"@en
schema:genre"Wörterbuch"@en
schema:genre"Dictionaries"@en
schema:genre"Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction"@en
schema:numberOfPages"342"
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
umbel:isLike<http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA748039>
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.