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chrononaut n. 1982 M. Bishop No Enemy But Time 78 One of the older females had a vessel so expertly woven that I wondered if some unsung chrononaut had dropped back in time to give it to her, whereupon I realized that her "basket" was in fact a weaverbird nest that she or her husband had stolen from an acacia tree.
croggle v. 1988 M. Bishop Unicorn Mountain (1989) xxxii. 379 Carrie Plourde’s response…croggled Libby.
Ellisonian adj. 1981 M. Bishop Books in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan. 49/2 Stylistically, these tales run the gamut from Lovecraftian ultraviolet….to Ellisonian anguish.
fix-up n. 1990 M. Bishop More Than a Masterpiece? in Quantum — Science Fiction & Fantasy Review Spring 6/1 First, it became a ‘novel’ by a route often pursued by genre science fiction writers in those days, namely, the route of the ‘fix-up.’
genre science fiction n. 1990 M. Bishop More Than a Masterpiece? in Quantum — Science Fiction & Fantasy Review Spring 6/1 First, it became a ‘novel’ by a route often pursued by genre science fiction writers in those days, namely, the route of the ‘fix-up.’
gyrobus n. 1984 M. Bishop With a Little Help from Her Friends in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Feb. 7/2 The boarded an orange gyrobus in the parking lot and departed the hatchery.
nanotechnological adj. 1987 M. Bishop Secret Ascension 327 Loan conferred with the operators ‘feeding’ the vats, then introduced his guests to one of the molecular programmers who had laid out the agenda for tonight’s nanotechnological miracles.
neural adj. 1976 M. Bishop And Strange at Ecbatan i. x. 61 The ones who have roles always require surgical adaptation, electrode implanting, cybernetic neural grafting.
science-fictionality n. 2002 M. Bishop in N.Y. Review of Science Fiction Dec. 7/1 I found her denial of the science-fictionality of The Sparrow not only off-putting but as obtuse as the cluelessness of the novel’s priest.
science fictiony adj. 1982 M. Bishop Books in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan. 54/1 You’ve already mentioned Marge Piercy’s poems, albeit in a semi-smart-alecky fashion, and I thought you might say something about these so that if Disch ever discovers my true identity, he won’t reduce me to caricature in some future column. Besides, several of his poems are decidedly science-fictiony.
space force n. 2004 M. Bishop Angst of God in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Oct.–Nov. 93 Counselor Ztang…let slip that a virulent fungal smut had almost derailed his aspirations to enter the ztun space force.
starfaring adj. 1990 M. Bishop More Than a Masterpiece? in Quantum — Science Fiction & Fantasy Review Spring 5/2 But Childhood’s End concludes with the elevation of terrestrial humanity to a kind of star-faring group spirit, and the grandiosity of this ending, given the somewhat simpler evolutionary mechanics posited in More Than Human, made me see Sturgeon’s as the more likely—or, anyway, the more immediate—scenario.
time traveller n. 1984 M. Bishop Viewpoint in Asimov’s Science Fiction Apr. 52/1 ‘The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock at the door….’ A traditional SF writer would conclude this story by opening that door to reveal 1) the last woman on Earth, or 2) a time traveler from the past, or [etc.].