Ken MacLeod

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cold sleep n. 2000 K. MacLeod Cosmonaut Keep (2001) 47 He could have lived with a universe whose interstellar gulfs could be crossed only with generation ships, cold-sleep or ramscoops.
generation ship n. 2000 K. MacLeod Cosmonaut Keep (2001) 47 He could have lived with a universe whose interstellar gulfs could be crossed only with generation ships, cold-sleep or ramscoops.
gynoid n. 1996 K. MacLeod Stone Canal (2000) 103 You’re currently in possession of one of my machines, a Model D gynoid, and I want it back. Now.
jump gate n. 2000 K. MacLeod Cosmonaut Keep (2001) 47 He'd have been absolutely fucking delighted with one that could be traversed with some kind of warp-drive or jumpgates or wormholes or similar fanciful mechanism.
posthuman adj. 1996 K. MacLeod Stone Canal (1997) 300 I'm talking, of course, of the templates of the fast folk—posthuman and AI—as they were at the beginning, not the bizzare [sic] entities they became.
ramscoop n. 2000 K. MacLeod Cosmonaut Keep (2001) 47 He could have lived with a universe whose interstellar gulfs could be crossed only with generation ships, cold-sleep or ramscoops.
Singularity n. 1996 K. MacLeod Stone Canal (1997) 300 We must work towards being able to control, or at least contain, their development. The same goes for any form of artificial intelligence capable of improving itself. We will do it. The day will come when we control the Singularity, as we've learned to control the flame on the hearth, the lightning of the sky, and the nuclear fire of the stars!
skiffy n. 1995 K. MacLeod Star Fraction iii. 53 Donovan, you don’t have a problem with money. I'm sure what you've had so far has seemed like a lot. But we want to do more with your book. I've been taken off the skiffy-occult-horror side where your MS arrived on my desk by accident. They want me to start a new list. ‘New Heretics,’ it’s gonna be called, with Secret Life’s paperback launch as its big splash.
spindizzy n. 2007 K. MacLeod Execution Channel 107 There are rumors about secret work on the Heim drive, HTS, the spindizzy as some call it—after a science fiction story—all over the net.
uplift v. 2003 K. MacLeod Engine City 84 —genetically uplifted the ancestors of the saurs, and culturally—at least—uplifted the krakens.
warp drive n. 2000 K. MacLeod Cosmonaut Keep (2001) 47 He’d have been absolutely fucking delighted with one that could be traversed with some kind of warp-drive or jumpgates or wormholes or similar fanciful mechanism.