from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. sforzando
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- abbr. sforzando; an indication to play a section of music with an initial attack.
- abbr. Street Fighter
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of sforzando or sforzato.
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And the word sf is usually reserved for serious (science) fiction.
There is nothing in 'sf' that says God cant speak or there is a God or their isnt.
Where all that’s left is the two figurae of the label sf, the definition is empty.
I Am Legend (1954) by RICHARD MATHESON – A classic again, and one of the rare 'horror' books we've reviewed on RoSF (I don't really think it a horror book, but I can hardly call it sf or fantasy …).
I regret not having read this partly because all the reviews I've located indicate it's a competently written fantasy with some good plot twists, and partly because I'm a fan of human-nonhuman romances in sf and fantasy.
No — good sf is always about the way a paranormal or futuristic situation impacts normal people.
He got most of the story, even gleaning the backstory a little better than John from the opening (probably due to his more extensive and intensive immersion in sf), but thought there several places where things were confusing.
Let's turn that around: "What non-sf/fantasy books would you recommend to someone whose reading was predominantly in sf/fantasy?"
But that's not as detrimental as it might sound; in order to know where sf is going you need to know where it's been, and these interviews provide a historical snapshot into the minds of some of the field's notable luminaries.
I might invite students to compare this vision of the future to that of earlier periods in sf, such as the Golden Age, the New Wave and the cyberpunk period.