Saturday March 17, 2007

Brave New Words

Somehow I've managed to miss the news that there's a new dictionary coming out that's right up my alley.  Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction is based in part, I believe, on the citations collected here, which means it's got that shiny Web 2.0, user-contributed wiki flavor.

You'd think that, since I'm supposedly focussed on the intersection between linguistics and science fiction, I'd have known about this, but it wasn't until I started receiving referrals from the blog of the author, Jeff Prucher, that it finally seeped into my consciousness.  This in spite of the fact that Language Hat mentioned the dictionary in a post that I know I read, because it was written in reaction to something I wrote.  (And there's no subject I find more fascinating than me.)  Of course, the ideal way to find out that such a book has been published is with a heavy thump on the front doorstep as a review copy arrives, but perhaps the publishing industry has noticed that, on the previous two occasions I've received a review copy of a book, no review ever appeared.  Hmm.  Have to work on that.

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Please review the SF Dictionary.

Also, check www.jessesword.com/SF/ for the OED ongoing project in volunteer citations.

Your blog is interesting.

Posted by: Irene at May 11, 2007 5:37:33 PM