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I just came across an interesting not-so-new book: Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction.

I'm finding it very interesting, especially the fan-created words.

Actifan - someone who is really involve in the fan world, writing fanfic, attending conventions, blogging

fafiate - to quit one's involvement in fandom because of outside obligations


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Hmmmm... "Fafiate" sounds like the British expression, "faff about." Also, faffs were strange beasties on the old Beany and Cecil puppet show prior to its becoming a cartoon show. The Wikipedia article fails to mention them.


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Interesting words, CW. I'd love to hear about some others!
 
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Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Yes, I have this book, and it makes for wonderful browsing.


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Originally posted by Kalleh:
Interesting words, CW. I'd love to hear about some others!


I've already returned the book to the library, but it was fun to browse, as Z said. I bet your library has it, too.


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