Lawrence Watt-Evans

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cyborg v. 1989 L. Watt-Evans Nightside City x. 103 She made some joke about how, if that was what we were going to do, then she wouldn’t let the sun come up, and I said something about in that case I'd need to be cyborged so I wouldn’t wear out, and…you know the sort of talk.
cyborged adj. 1989 L. Watt-Evans Nightside City vi. 60 Well, the law says that only humans can buy land. Nothing artificial. If it’s a corporation, then it’s got to be a human officer that carries out the final transaction and accepts the deed. No software, no machines, no genens, no cultured biotes, nothing modified from other stock, just human. I mean, it can be cyborged or customized from here to Cass B, and we don’t care if it was born or micro-assembled, but it’s got to be human within the legal definition of the term.
dimensional adj. 1995 L. Watt-Evans In Empire of Shadow xxii. 304 She reached back through the…through the dimensional barrier, she took the phrase from some unguarded, unrecognized mind somewhere. She reached into Faerie.
gadget story n. 2013 L. Watt-Evans How to Write Like Stan Lee in Mind Candy 62 The second category of story was the gadget story, epitomized by Iron Man vs. Titanium Man, where each character, instead of punching the other through a wall, keeps pulling new gadgets out of his hat. ‘What? You withstood the full blast of my Bifurcated Invertebrator! Well, it will do you no good, because I have yet in reserve my dreaded Chrono-Synclastic Infundibulum!’
in-system adv. 1989 L. Watt-Evans Nightside City i. 9 Born on Prometheus, came in-system to the nightside at sixteen—probably looking for casino work, but it didn’t say—and did a few short pieces here and there.
light-minute n. 1987 L. Watt-Evans Wizard and War Machine ii. 10 The transmitter in his skull, powered by his own body’s electricity, had a useful range of no more than a light-minute or two, and while the sender of the message might not have a ready answer, he or she—or it—would surely have stopped the endless repetition immediately upon getting a response.
off-planet n. 1989 L. Watt-Evans Nightside City iv. 40 So who was buying new cabs and bringing them in from off-planet?