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Title Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction / edited by Jeffrey Prucher ; introduction by Gene Wolfe
Publisher Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007
 Rodman Main Adult  809.387 B826 2007    AVAILABLE
Descript xxxi, 342 p. ; 25 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
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 "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
Subject Science fiction -- Dictionaries
Alt Author Prucher, Jeff
Add Title Oxford dictionary of science fiction
ISBN 9780195305678 (alk. paper)
0195305671 (alk. paper)

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