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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:   Print book : Document   Computer File : 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: Bibliographie
Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Wörterbuch
Dictionaries
Science fiction
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brave new words.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608415902
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Prucher
ISBN: 9780195305678 0195305671
OCLC Number: 76074298
Awards: Hugo Award for Best Related Book, 2008.
Description: xxxi, 342 pages ; 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.
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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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