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Brave New Words

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Brave New Words( )
Author: Prucher, Jeff
Introduction by: Wolfe, Gene
ISBN:978-0-19-530567-8
Publication Date:May 2007
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction,Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time , with full citations and bibliographic information. Not just a useful reference and an entertaining browse, this book also documents the enduring legacy of science fiction writers and fans.

Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Science Fiction & Fantasy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.126 x 6.24 x 1.404 Inches
Book Weight:1.474 Pounds
Author Biography
Prucher, Jeff (Author)
Gene Wolfe was born in New York City on May 7, 1931. He dropped out of Texas A&M University during his junior year and was drafted into the Army to fight in the Korean War. After the war, he received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston. He worked as an industrial engineer for Procter and Gamble, where he developed the machine that cooks the dough used to make Pringles potato chips. He was an editor of the trade journal Plant Engineering from 1972 to 1984 before retiring to become a full-time writer.

He wrote more than 30 books during his lifetime including The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Peace, The Book of the New Sun, and The Land Across. He received the Campbell Memorial Award, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, the Locus Award four times, and the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award two times each. In 1996, he was given the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2012. He died after a long battle with heart disease on April 14, 2019 at the age of 87.

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