S. P. Somtow

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alien adj. 1985 S. Sucharitkul Alien Swordmaster i. i. 5 We stopped to couple with every alien life form we conquered.
cold sleep n. 1985 S. Sucharitkul Alien Swordmaster i. ii. 12 How long had she been in the cold sleep?
extraterrestrial adj. 1985 S. Sucharitkul Alien Swordmaster i. ii. 11 They would happen to be the first extraterrestrial civilization humans would encounter.
midspace n. 1981 S. Sutcharitkul Mallworld Graffiti in Asimov’s Science Fiction Aug. 150 Chaos! Cars were colliding in mid-space.
mother ship n. 1985 S. Sucharitkul Alien Swordmaster i. iii. 15 Our Mother Ship! That is what power is all about, Tomoko!
precog n. 2 1980 S. Sucharitkul Sing a Song of Mallworld in Asimov’s Science Fiction July 37 Was it a flash of unconscious precog that the psifi had caused to surface?
science-fictive adj. 1982 S. Sucharitkul The What March? in Asimov’s Science Fiction 87 It isn’t in the usual run of the music I write; never, to my knowledge, has the school of neo-Asian post-serialism come up with even a single march, let alone a science-fictive one…. To begin with, this isn’t science fiction music at all.
sci-fi n. 1985 S. Sucharitkul Alien Swordmaster i. ii. 11 She thought that was…just another sci-fi cliché.
shapechanging adj. 1989 S. Sucharitkul Moon Dance iii. x. 395 It was the song of one who wants to die, who awaits the coming of the shape-changing wolf.
shipmind n. 1980 S. Sucharitkul Darktouch in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Jan. 30 The shipmind can think us home readily enough…. It’s learned where the two anomalies are.
shipmind n. 1979 S. Sucharitkul Web Dancer in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Dec. 66 They’re navigated through the overcosm…by an astrogator who is in communion with a delphinoid shipmind…. Delphinoids are giant creatures who are all brain…. They’re cybernetically implanted into ships.
space car n. 1980 S. Sucharitkul Rabid in Mallworld in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine June 23 So far from accumulating spacecars and holovee sets and other possessions, I worked my tail off, washing dishes at the most glamorous restaurant in the whole solar system.
spacecraft n. 1985 S. Sucharitkul Alien Swordmaster i. iii. 18 In the interior of another spacecraft, Visitors were collapsing, tearing off their human faces and showing the…horrors beneath.
starship n. 1985 S. Sucharitkul Alien Swordmaster ii. vi. 39 The two enemy starships that were left had slowed their fire now.
transdimensional adj. 1980 S. Sucharitkul Rabid in Mallworld Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction June 43 With enormous power expenditure it is possible to force open a transdimensional window.
Vegan adj. 1980 S. Sucharitkul Rabid in Mallworld in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine June 24 There’s softshell malaprops marinated in angels’s tears, roast Vegan dingword, klitterbungas fried in oyster sauce, [etc.].
viewscreen n. 1985 S. Sucharitkul Alien Swordmaster i. iii. 15 ‘Look closer, Tomoko’, said Fieh Chan,…making her stand with her nose almost touching the viewscreen.