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By Gregory Bergman, Josh Lambert

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Whether it really is approximately technology fiction, superstar Trek, activities, comics, or desktops, geekspeak is stuffed with mysterious phrases and words. yet now there is a great way to appreciate what it is all about.

With this booklet you could dork out with the easiest of 'em. listed here are greater than 1,000 phrases and their definitions, together with such gem stones as:

  • LARP
  • Red Shirt
  • Wilhelm Scream
  • Xenomorph
  • Munchkin*

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Do you pay attention that, September 11 conspiracy theorists? The Bush years should be summed up in phrases: “HANLON’S RAZOR. ” demanding sci-fi (noun) A style of technological know-how fiction the place the technological know-how is superficially reasonable or makes an attempt to be as exact as attainable. Examples contain works by way of Greg Egan and Arthur C. Clarke. challenging SCI-FI is uncommon nowadays as fable and smooth technology fiction have gotten extra renowned. hobbit (noun) The “little humans” of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the earrings. Hobbits are typified through their small stature, thick-soled and bushy toes, fondness for foodstuff, and shunning of adventures. “For a man who’s learn THE HOBBIT fourteen instances, you’re no longer so dumb. ” — Dana Whitaker [to Jeremy] at the television express activities evening holistic detection (noun) a kind of detection utilized by Dirk lightly in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective organisation by way of Douglas Adams, the place to unravel the case one needs to comprehend the society, as every thing is attached. If actual cops needed to use HOLISTIC DETECTION, not anything could ever be solved. hyperdrive (noun) In Larry Niven’s science-fiction international, a faster-than-light force that enables people to go back and forth round the galaxy at nearly one gentle 12 months each 3 days. As a troublesome technological know-how fiction author, Niven supplied all of his premises, similar to a faster-than-light-drive, with a believable although unrealistic clinical foundation. Parodied as ludicrous velocity (see bankruptcy eight: Geekout on the Silver reveal: tv and the films) within the motion picture Spaceballs. Toyota lately came across HYPERDRIVE know-how. regrettably, it kicks in by surprise, inflicting many drivers to crash. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (proper noun) released in 1499, supposedly by way of Francesco Colonna, this booklet information a dream of the most personality, Poliphilo, who wanders via a surreal panorama. It includes possible never-ending descriptions with out tale, and the nature turns out to have virtually a sexual charm to structure. It has a few early examples of sequential paintings, that is utilized in comedian books. After studying the HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI, I fell asleep on my couch. That evening, I had an erotic dream approximately my couch. hysterical realism (noun) A literary style identified for being exceptionally particular and absurd. Examples of HYSTERICAL REALISM are the works of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace. incubus (noun) A supernatural male being that sneaks into the rooms of drowsing girls to have intercourse with them. within the urban of God, St. Augustine recognizes their lifestyles, calling them sylvans and fauns. In precedent days, it will possibly were valuable for an single lady to give an explanation for a being pregnant by way of blaming it upon an INCUBUS. jet pack (noun) a tool strapped to one’s again that enables one to fly, as obvious in fiction akin to The Rocketeer and utilized in actual existence by means of astronauts. Yves Rossy flew his personal JET PACK around the English Channel. The King in Yellow (proper noun) A gothic horror booklet by means of Robert W. Chambers that describes a play referred to as The King in Yellow the place any viewer or reader can be tragically affected.

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