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    Sci Fi Resources

    When i mentioned to my mother i was trying to write a novel she rummaged through some old stored away papers and produced a list of 'power adjectives' which were intended or use in resumes, although some were quite handy for me to use in my general writing

    I wonder if such resources exist for science fiction writes .....love to know?

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    Ha! I don't know.

    I think one problem is that words shuffle in and out of the spotlight frequently. What was once good to use now sounds hackneyed and amateur. I re-read some H.G. Wells recently and found it incredibly difficult - writing has changed so much. It was still obviously very good writing, I just struggled to lose myself in it - probably thanks to all the modern literature I've been reading lately. I guess if you're wanting to write space opera or hard sci-fi, then brush up on your physics and throw in a bunch of science terms. Also, words starting with 'x', 'z', and 'q' are always winners. Or losers. Depends on your viewpoint.

    But really, I don't know if there's a sci-fi cheat sheet. Let me know if you find one!

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    SF, please. Not sci-fi.

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    Does that mean you are unaware ........ of any SF word resources

    or are you just being pedantic

    A couple of interesting views thanks emily

    cheat sheet ?
    Last edited by rod seeber; 04-29-2011 at 12:56 AM.
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    http://history.nasa.gov/sputnik/hist.html

    Try the above link; it's loaded with tidbits and space-age terminology.

    Quote Originally Posted by rod seeber View Post
    Does that mean you are unaware ........ of any SF word resources

    or are you just being pedantic

    A couple of interesting views thanks emily

    cheat sheet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod seeber View Post

    cheat sheet ?
    Cheat sheet - as in crib sheet. Something you mock up to study for an exam. It was a metaphor. Sort of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod seeber View Post
    Does that mean you are unaware ........ of any SF word resources

    or are you just being pedantic


    cheat sheet ?
    I am just pointing out something that may mark you as an amateur. You're welcome.

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    Shaun .
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    Try running a google search for Technobabble Resources.

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    Belinda T.
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    Nope. I'll stay here in the stone ages with my asp and hoe in hand.

    This is just my two cents. Feel free to ignore. SF isn't my fave but examples of neologisms [linguistics/jargons] similes and metaphors SF authors have expounded upon occurred more frequently after the surrealism era [1920s] procured a readership which was enthralled with the interactions between humans' minds and robotics.
    Last edited by Belinda T.; 04-29-2011 at 01:40 PM.

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