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  • abbr. science, sciences

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of science
  • n. of scientific.


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  • The term sci-fi, which most science fiction writers loathe, I will reserve for those motion pictures that claim to be science fiction but are actually based on comic strips.

    Ten Minutes, That's It

  • As "generic" as the term sci-fi is in that many things other than a TV channel can be labeled sci-fi, it's a little like Coca-Cola changing its name because many people call any soft drink Coke and the cola connotation doesn't reflect the wide range of products being produced by Coca-Cola Co.

    SyFy & Spring Break Ends

  • Perhaps we can take some solace in the fact that the company isn't trying to take ownership of the term sci fi, but is the ability to trademark the channel's name so important to its business that the company would go to the expense of rebranding, while potentially reducing the effectiveness of the brand name?


  • I was more interested in sci-fi back then then fantasy.

    An Embarassment of Dejah Thorises « Third Point of Singularity

  • Years ago I noticed that certain sci-fi novels, particularly those of the cyberpunk genre, when it came to issues of security and defense, relied heavily on private, not public, institutions.

    David Isenberg: Admiral Bob's Global Security: The Future of PSC?

  • A character type never theretofore seen in sci-fi, right? cleek Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Great Moments in Wingnuttery

  • This could just as easily fit into a list of best war films, but with enormous space battleships and vicious, giant, alien bugs, its heart lies in sci-fi.

    Starship Troopers: No 25

  • I've since seen it done with other titles in sci-fi and fantasy.

    Matte vs Gloss

  • One of my personal goals for 2010 is to find noteworthy new voices in sci-fi. 7th Son was already on my 2-B-Read list, and it just got bumped up a few notches.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Author Interview: J.C. Hutchins, part 2

  • My last article on SFSignal talked about different types of technology changes that can be found in sci-fi novels; Chadbourn's series features a gradual technology collapse in a fantasy novel, with technology slowly but surely being replaced by a sense of the Earth, nature and magic.

    REVIEW: World's End (Age of Misrule #1) by Mark Chadbourn


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