from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. sacrifice fly
- abbr. science fiction
- abbr. sinking fund
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- San Francisco
- science fiction or speculative fiction, often used to avoid having to choose between the two.
- square feet
- Sinn Fein, an Irish political party
- Smoker Friendly; an establishment that welcomes smokers and caters to their needs.
- Small forward
- Suomi–Finland, former country code for Finland
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Thus sf fans once had to satisfy their need for SF books because no one published any.
Nowadays I don't really care, but I consistently say and write sf not even SF, but sf -- that's just a convention I have adopted, and I see no reason to change it.
At the back of the magazine is a long letter from Harlan Ellison, responding to a previous letter which seems to have suggested I don't have the issue it was printed in that there was something wrong with Ellison for wanting to be known as a "writer who writes some sf" rather than an SF writer.
hihhihih , man you're attracting quite a crowd...sf mike boy, i'm a busy working dad , can't make it to the the Mills show, are you gonna be around this weekend? we're thinking about going to SF, might stop and say hi, maybe we could get a bit to eat and catch up?
That doesn’t mean that *all* SF should be like that, or that *all pessimistic SF* is without merit, but just that IMHO we need more of ingredient “O” in the greater written SF mix.
Out The Door in SF is a killer example of a tap program (disclaimer we are on tap there)
Ignoring the gender disparity in SF is not going to make it go away.
If the term SF has acquired negative brand equity, it may be time to rebrand the genre.
For them SF is largely incompatible with that genre because the specifics of B are irreconcilable with the rationalism required in SF's A.
The most played out troupe in SF is manned space travel.