Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Meet the Reference Books: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Meet the Reference Books introduces noteworthy encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference materials in Carmichael Library's print and digital collections.  Blog posts are contributed by student library employees as part of our Homegrown Book Reviews initiative.  
This post is written by Shannon Skelton, a French major.  The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction is available in digital format through the Virtual Reference Shelf and in the print reference section (Call Number PN3433.4 .P78). 

Don’t know what a Dalek is?  How about shipping? Do your friends speak in a code that you just don’t understand? Then you need Brave New Words: the Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction. Published in 2007, this book will introduce you to all of those strange and wonderful words that your friends and co-workers use.

Pulling terms from books, television, comics and the Internet, this book will give you a comprehensive overview of the science fiction vocabulary that is used around the world.

So come to the dark side, we have cookies!

by Shannon Skelton

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