The language of genre

brave new wordsOxford University Press are not a publisher that one expects in the sf field (apart from the fine fantasy and sf anthologies) but the recently published Brave New Words is an odd book. Its a dictionary of science fiction terms with their derivations put together by an ex-Locus editor with an introduction by Gene Wolfe.

It reminds me of the often mentioned thing that sf is a language of its own and it surprising how many words have come from the genre. A pleasure to wander through again and again.

There is a website to suggest any corrections as well so this is not a one of project which is a joy to hear.

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