Brave New Words

Author: Jeff Prucher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Preface: Gene Wolfe
Product Code: 701473
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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 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.
ISBN: 9780195305678
Publication date: 2007
Pages: 384
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