Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Jeff Prucher / Feb 25, 2020

Brave New Words The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction Brave New Words The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science fictional words and their associated concepts have develo

  • Title: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction
  • Author: Jeff Prucher
  • ISBN: 9780195305678
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information It s a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed along by the genre s mostThe first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information It s a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed along by the genre s most talented writers In addition, it shows how many words we consider everyday vocabulary words like spacesuit, blast off, and robot had their roots in imaginative literature, and not in hard science Citations are included for each definition, starting with the earliest usage that can be found These citations are drawn not only from science fiction books and magazines, but also from mainstream publications, fanzines, screenplays, newspapers, comics, film, songs, and the Internet In addition to illustrating the different ways each word has been used, citations also show when and where words have moved out of the science fiction lexicon and into that of other subcultures or mainstream English Brave New Words covers the shared language of science fiction, as well as the vocabulary of science fiction criticism and its fans those terms that are used by many authors in multiple settings Words coined in science fiction have become part of the vocabulary of any number of subcultures and endeavors, from comics, to neo paganism, to aerospace, to computers, to environmentalism, to zine culture This is the first book to document this vocabulary transfer Not just a useful reference and an entertaining browse, this book also documents the enduring legacy of science fiction writers and fans.

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    1. Got this is as a Christmas present. It’s ‘just’ a dictionary so it’s hard to say a lot about it… only that’s it’s pretty good. Seems to have just about every ‘sf’ word you can think of eg needle gun, cyborg, wallscreen… to flick it open at random. Also a lot of the language of science fiction fandom is covered – some of which, especially the older more archaic terms, were new to me. Each term comes with multiple extensive citations from the history of sf and its surrounding [...]


    2. really fun! it's not exactly what i thought it'd be, but still fun. He chooses 1999 as the last year for inclusion in the book, which was disappointing but understandable. The other part that surprised me was that he includes a lot of definitions that aren't from books, but from scifi culture. it's fine, just not what I'd expected. totally recommend it, and I'm looking forward to the next edition. It really feels like scifi has had a renaissance in the last 8 years, and I'd love to see those aut [...]


    3. Great reference book. Inspires me every time. The resources are a bit dodgy/unnecessary, and there could be alot more content (the "space-" seciton was nearly half the book. Spaceman, spacegirl, I get it!).


    4. This is a good book to glance at. Some of my favorite words are: go nova, doublesuperungood, posthuman, and alternate future ;-) But it has entries for words like robot and laser gun, *yawn*


    5. This was selected as an Outstanding Reference Source for 2008. For the complete list, go to ala/ala/mgrps/divs/rus


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