Brave New Words by Jeff PrucherBrave New Words by Jeff Prucher

Brave New Words

byJeff Prucher

Paperback | March 13, 2009

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From Ray Bradbury to Neil Gaiman, from "Blade Runner" to "Battle Star Galactica", science fiction has emerged from the margins of popular culture to claim a significant presence across media in print, film, and television. It has shaped our vision of the future and the way we talk about it.Brave New Words, the first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, has been described by the Library Journal as "an admirable and unique source that demonstrates on nearly every page the surprising extent to which the language of science fiction has entered everyday English terms." Itshows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. In addition, the book demonstrates how many words we consider everyday vocabulary - words like "spacesuit," "blast off," and "robot" - had their rootsin imaginative literature, and not in hard science.Brave New Words was first published in hardcover in May 2007. On August 9th 2008, the first edition was named recipient of the prestigious Hugo Award (for Best Related Book), given to the best science fiction titles of the previous year.
Jeff Prucher is a former assistant editor at Locus magazine and a contributor to the OED's Science Fiction Research Project.
Title:Brave New WordsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 5.98 × 9.06 × 0.04 inPublished:March 13, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195387066

ISBN - 13:9780195387063

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Gene Wolfe, author of The Book of the New SunGuide to the DictionaryInstructions for Antedating CitationsA-Z entries (Over 1,000 terms)Pseudonyms Cited in the DictionaryBibliographies of books quoted, science fiction, non-fiction, and reference books