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The Resource Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction, edited by Jeffrey Prucher ; introduction by Gene Wolfe

Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction, edited by Jeffrey Prucher ; introduction by Gene Wolfe

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Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction
Title
Brave new words
Title remainder
the Oxford dictionary of science fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeffrey Prucher ; introduction by Gene Wolfe
Title variation
Oxford dictionary of science fiction
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Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809.3/876203
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
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Prucher, Jeff
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  • Science fiction
  • Science-fiction
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Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction, edited by Jeffrey Prucher ; introduction by Gene Wolfe
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-342)
Control code
ocm76074298
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 342 p.
Isbn
9780195305678
Lccn
2006037280
System control number
(OCoLC)76074298
Label
Brave new words : the Oxford dictionary of science fiction, edited by Jeffrey Prucher ; introduction by Gene Wolfe
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-342)
Control code
ocm76074298
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 342 p.
Isbn
9780195305678
Lccn
2006037280
System control number
(OCoLC)76074298

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