Michael F. Flynn

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Michael F. Flynn

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big dumb object n. 2003 M. Flynn Wreck of the River of Stars 236 The engineer frowned. ‘I don’t like it when machines act un-predictably. I was on Iskander Pasha when its AI skewed. Can you BDO the net?’ ‘I know my business,’ said The Lotus Jewel sharply. ‘A crew this size couldn’t run a Big Dumb Object.’
con n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 89 A public venue was naturally out of the question; and very few fen owned homes large enough to house even a small con.
cyberpunk n. 1 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 89 It’s the ultimate synthesis between science fiction, cyberpunk, and horror.
fanac n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 22 Typical fanac, she thought.
fanac n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 24 That was like Bruce, to evaluate everything, even her personal life, in terms of its utility to the current fanac.
fanac n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 74 When Bruce raised this expedition, it sounded like good fanac.
fandom n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 86 Chuck Umber had published fandom’s most successful news magazine for more than twenty years, in formats growing steadily more cryptic and secretive for an audience growing gradually smaller.
fannish adj. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 131 You should see my collection of fannish art.
fannishness n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 24 Eventually she had had to watch what she said around him because she couldn’t be sure that he wouldn’t denounce her for fannishness to the University.
femmefan n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 87 A semicircle of femmefans twisted in their chairs to stare at him.
femmefan n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 328 Downstairs in one of the function rooms, he found Dinsby in a circle of femmefans surrounding Gordon.
fen n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 19 But why tell me, Bob? I'm fafiated. It’s been years since I've dared associate with fen.
fen n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 21 A person could get into a lot of trouble for reading SF or for associating with known fen.
fen n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 89 A public venue was naturally out of the question; and very few fen owned homes large enough to house even a small con.
filker n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 321 Filkers were gearing up out by the pool; the laughter was louder than the singing.
filking n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 27 His fingers fluttered through a few traditional tunes: jigs and reels and such; then he started in one some serious filking.
free fall n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 9 Gordon had been born in free fall and thrust was new to him.
fugghead n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 357 Niven’s law. No cause is so noble that it won’t attract fuggheads.
fuggheaded adj. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 357 Some fuggheaded Green Police.
gafiate v. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 23–4 ‘We heard you'd gafiated.’ ‘Fafiated.’ She looked him straight in the eye, daring him to disagree. She hadn’t gotten away from it all; she'd been forced away from it all.
gengineer v. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 363 Those mice are gengineered to produce juvenile growth hormone.
groundside adv. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 46 Things wouldn’t behave naturally groundside.
neofan n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 91 ‘I just dropped in recently.’ A neofan, then.
sercon n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 92 Chuck laughed. ‘Sercon,’ he explained. ‘˜Serious and constructive activities.’
sercon adj. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 92 You'll find plenty to entertain you. Not every fan activity is sercon.
suit n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 11 Five times his suit had leaked air while they worked to save Freedom Station.
torch v. 2000 M. Flynn Lodestar (2001) 173 I’ll take the parasols with me when I torch for the Moon and drop them off along the way.
tractor beam n. 2006 M. F. Flynn Dawn, & Sunset, & the Colours of the Earth in Asimov’s Science Fiction 92 It’s a real, honest-to-God anomoly [sic]. Either time travel or a portal to an alternate Earth. I’d say a tractor beam used by an entity who couldn’t quite handle it.
trufan n. 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 89 Without Tremont J. Fielding—3MJ as he was known to all trufans—and his sprawling mansion, Minicon might not have come off at all.