Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

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First date Word Definition
2006 murderbot n. (2006) a robot or cyborg designed chiefly to inflict violence
2006 uplifter n. (2006) a genetic engineer who carries out uplift n.
2008 grimdark n. (2008) a subgenre of (esp. fantasy) fiction characterized by a nihilistic, violent, and dystopian atmosphere or setting
2009 cli-fi n. (2009) a subgenre of science fiction concerned with the effects of climate change
2018 Africanfuturism n. (2018) Nnedi Okorafor’s term for: a subgenre of science fiction that heavily features elements of African history or culture; cf. Afrofuturism