Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

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Word Definition
con crud n. (1990) an illness (esp. a cold) suffered while or shortly after attending an SF convention
condom n. (1986) the milieu of (usually science fiction) conventions
congoer n. (1954) one who attends (usually science fiction) conventions
congoing n. (1959) attendance at (usually science fiction) conventions
conlang n. (1991) an artificially created language; esp. a language invented to represent the speech of an alien race
conreport n. (1953) a report of the events of a convention
construct n. (1970) an intelligent entity that is not biological, as a sentient hologram or a digital intelligence; an artificially created or hybridized being
continuum n. (1938) a universe; dimension n.
contragravity n. (1929) = antigravity n.
contraterrene adj. (1941) made of, or making use of, antimatter; cf. seetee n., terrene adj.
core n. (1964) the center of the galaxy
coreward adj. (1979) toward the center of the galaxy
corpsicle n. (1966) a cryogenically frozen person; someone in cold sleep n.; (also, occasionally) a frozen corpse
cosy catastrophe n. (No cites) see catastrophe adj.
counterfactual n. (1991) a work of alternate history n.
countergrav n. (1955) = antigravity n.
countergravity n. (1937) = antigravity n.
countergravity adj. (1940) = antigravity adj.
credit n. (1934) a unit of currency
croggle v. (1954) to astonish, bewilder, baffle
croggled adj. (1962) astonished, baffled, bewildered
crudzine n. (1947) a zine regarded as low quality
cruiser n. (1900) a spaceship
cryogenics n. (1960) = cryostasis n.; cryonics n.
cryonics n. (1966) the practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have died, usu. of an incurable disease, with the aim of reviving them once a cure has been found
cryosleep n. (1972) = cold sleep n.
cryostasis n. (1975) a frozen state of a person or body induced in order to preserve it for long periods; cryosuspension n.
cryosuspension n. (1983) = cryostasis n.
Cyberman n. (1966) in the British television series Doctor Who: one of a race of emotionless cybernetic humanoids
cybernetically adv. (1951) by means of cybernetic technology
cyberpunk n. 1 (1984) a subgenre of science fiction typified by a bleak, high-tech setting in which a lawless subculture exists within an oppressive society dominated by computer technology
cyberpunk n. 2 (1984) an author of, or protagonist in, cyberpunk n. 1
cyberpunkish adj. (1989) resembling or reminiscent of cyberpunk n. 1
cyberspace n. (1982) the notional environment within which electronic communication occurs, esp. when represented as the inside of a computer system; space perceived as such by an observer but generated by a computer system and having no real existence; a virtual reality environment
cyborg n. (1960) a living organism whose body has been modified to include both biological and mechanical components
cyborg v. (1976) to make into a cyborg
cyborged adj. (1976) (of a biological organism) made into a cyborg n.
cyborging n. (1989) the process of converting a biological organism into a cyborg
cyborgization n. (1994) the conversion of a biological organism into a cyborg n.