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Cold War

Subject: History

The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain ...

cold sleeper

cold sleeper n   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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... sleeper n one who is in a state of cold sleep . 1992 V. Vinge Fire upon Deep (1993) 125 She had seen the coldsleepers burning on the ground below the ship, but those inside might have survived. 1969 R. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station Amazing Stories (Jan.) 127/1 The cold sleepers will stay where they are. 1994 M. O. Martin & G. Benford Trojan Cat L. Niven , et al. Man-Kzin Wars VI 288 Crew of three to five, carrying well over three hundred coldsleepers, with a sizable cargo...

Hennessy, Peter, Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield

Hennessy, Peter, Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield (1947– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

... Whitehall ( 1989 ) Non-Fiction Never Again ( 1992 ) Non-Fiction The Hidden Wiring: Unearthing the British Constitution ( 1995 ) Non-Fiction The Prime Minister: The Office and Its Holders since 1945 ( 2000 ) Non-Fiction The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War ( 2002 ) Non-Fiction Having it so Good: Britain in the Fifties ( 2006 ) Non-Fiction Cabinets and the Bomb ( 2007 ) Non-Fiction Distilling the Frenzy: Writing the History of One's Own Times ( 2012 ) Non-Fiction ...

sapient

sapient n   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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... n an intelligent being. Compare sentient , sentience 1 , sophont . 1960 P. J. Farmer Woman Day 30 It seemed to him a possibility that the Cold War Corps of March might have contacted hitherto unknown sapients on some just discovered interstellar planet. 1979 M. Z. Bradley & P. E. Zimmer Survivors (1989) 7 There had been a time when Dane thought he would never tire of watching the crowds that thronged these streets, lizard-men, cat-men, bird-men […] people of every conceivable species of sapient. 1999 J. May Orion Arm 61 If the...

prespaceflight

prespaceflight adj   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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..., and the visually monstrous entities it contains, would not be reassuring. 1993 Seattle Times (ProQuest) Feb. 12 Those of us in leadership roles within education today are products of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Our initial value systems and understandings were shaped by a Cold War, pre-computer, pre-space flight and a Eurocentric world. 2003 J. Barnes In Hall of Martian King 114 The Pertrans car glided through Magnificiti, a pretty little town that looked like a random collection of European architectural ideas from all the prespaceflight...

‘Le Carré, John’

‘Le Carré, John’ (1931– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Carré, John’ [ David John Moore Cornwell ] ( 1931–  ) British writer of spy fiction Call for the Dead ( 1961 ) Fiction A Murder of Quality ( 1962 ) Fiction The Spy Who Came in From the Cold ( 1963 ) Fiction The Looking-Glass War ( 1965 ) Fiction A Small Town in Germany ( 1968 ) Fiction The Naive and Sentimental Lover ( 1971 ) Fiction Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ( 1974 ) Fiction The Honourable Schoolboy ( 1977 ) Fiction Smiley's People ( 1979 ) Fiction The Little Drummer Girl ( 1983 ) Fiction A Perfect Spy ( 1986 ) Fiction The...

Logue, Christopher

Logue, Christopher (1926–2011)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

... ( 1977 ) Poetry Red Bird ( 1979 ) Poetry The Magic Circus ( 1979 ) Children's Fiction Christopher Logue's Bumper Book of True Stories ( 1980 ) Non-Fiction War Music ( 1981 ) Poetry Ode to the Dodo ( 1981 ) Poetry Lucky Dust ( 1985 ) Poetry Kings ( 1991 ) Poetry The Husbands ( 1994 ) Poetry Prince Charming: A Memoir ( 1999 ) Non-Fiction All Day Permanent Red ( 2003 ) Poetry Cold Calls ( 2005 ) ...

Schlesinger, Arthur [Meier] Jr

Schlesinger, Arthur [Meier] Jr (1917–2007)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

... The Imperial Presidency ( 1973 ) Non-Fiction Robert Kennedy and His Times ( 1978 ) Non-Fiction Cycles of American History ( 1986 ) Non-Fiction Is the Cold War Over? ( 1990 ) Non-Fiction The Disuniting of America : Reflections on a Multicultural Society ( 1991 ) Non-Fiction A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917–1950 ( 2000 ) Non-Fiction War and the American Presidency ( 2004 ) Non-Fiction Journals 1952–2000 ( 2007 ) Non-Fiction...

cruiser

cruiser n   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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... Legion of Space Astounding Stories (June) 114/2 “Another legion cruiser,” observed Jay Kalam . “Scouring space for the Purple Dream!” 1954 T. Godwin Cold Equations R. Silverberg SF Hall of Fame, Vol. I (1970) 480 When a call for aid was received the nearest cruiser would drop into normal space long enough to launch an EDS with the needed supplies or personnel. 1974 J. Haldeman Forever War (1976) 204 They wheeled around to intercept the second cruiser, by then a few light-hours away, still being harassed by fifteen enemy drones. 1985 M....

Wilson, Edmund

Wilson, Edmund (1895–1972)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...of Light ( 1952 ) Non-Fiction A Piece of My Mind ( 1956 ) Non-Fiction Red, Black, Blond, and Olive ( 1956 ) Non-Fiction The American Earthquake ( 1958 ) Non-Fiction Apologies to the Iroquois ( 1960 ) Non-Fiction Patriotic Gore ( 1962 ) Non-Fiction The Cold War and the Income Tax ( 1963 ) Non-Fiction The Bit Between My Teeth ( 1965 ) Non-Fiction O Canada ( 1965 ) Non-Fiction A Prelude ( 1967 ) Non-Fiction The Duke of Palermo ( 1969 ) Drama Upstate ( 1971 ) Non-Fiction A Window on Russia ( 1972 ) Non-Fiction The...

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