Brave New Shoutout

Hey everybody: My pal Jeff’s awesome dictionary, Brave New Words: the Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction is now listed in Oxford University Press’s catalog. So you should preorder it. I did. And thanks, sdn, for giving your readers a heads up about it, too. :)

P.S. If my math isn’t totally off, I think Jeff and I have now been friends for more than half our lives.

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  • mercurystudio
    January 1, 2001 at 12:00 am
  • nevikmoore
    September 6, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    That is super nifty cool. Why hasn’t it been done already? That will be a nice gift for any number of people I know.

    It also gets me wondering about dictionaries for other genres, like hard-boiled detective fiction, mysteries, romances, westerns, etc. You could create a great parlor game out of coming up with catchy titles for them. Chin Music?

  • nerdpony
    September 7, 2006 at 6:49 am

    That is one of the best book titles I have seen in a long time.

  • anonymous
    September 13, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    Your math is spot-on; in fact, we passed the half-way point a couple years back that-a-away. You know what that makes us? Old. O-L-D old.

    I think the next genre dictionary should be for romances — it would consist almost entirely of euphemisms for various body parts and the things you do with them. The question is, would you define adjectives such as “throbbing” and “heaving” individually, or list them as collocations under the main words “manhoot” and “bosom”?


  • anonymous
    September 13, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    ManhooD. Not manhoot. This is why there should be a dictionary, so as to avoid such confusion.


  • mercurystudio
    September 13, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    When overwhelmed by passion, a man may call out with a resonant monkey sound known by some as a “manhoot.”