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SFnal

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ʹɛsʹɛfnəl; ʹsɛfnəl science-fictional. Compare SF-ish, stfnal. 1981 R. Sabella SF Rev. Summer 58/1 On a more SFnal level, it concerns a fascinating theory about resurrecting ...

SFnal

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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... abbr ʹɛsʹɛfnəl; ʹsɛfnəl science-fictional . Compare SF-ish , stfnal . 1981 R. Sabella SF Rev . Summer 58/1 On a more SFnal level, it concerns a fascinating theory about resurrecting ghosts of the past through modern science. 1986 J. Gilpatrick Locus (Nov.) 33/3 We thought it was an SFnal hotel. 1994 K. K. Rusch Mag. of Fantasy & SF (Oct.–Nov.) 8/2 Charlie Varon postulates how our reading habits will change when most of us read the Times on-line. His fake articles are sfnal and his point is as biting as any science fiction...

SFnal

SFnal  

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ʹɛsʹɛfnəl; ʹsɛfnəlscience-fictional. Compare SF-ish, stfnal. 1981 R. Sabella SF Rev. Summer 58/1 On a more SFnal level, it concerns a fascinating theory about resurrecting ghosts of the past through ...
stfnal

stfnal  

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ʹstɛfnəlabbr. of scientifictional of or relating to science fiction. Hence stfnality, n. Compare SF-ish, SFnal1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 58/1 There have been fantastic movies from the very ...
SF-ish

SF-ish  

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Science-fictional. Compare SFnal, stfnal. 1976 D. S. Carey Galaxy SF (letter) (July) 159/1 It could be used for articles about more sf-ish concepts; space drives, things like Bigger Than Worlds ...
SF-ish

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... adj science-fictional . Compare SFnal , stfnal . 1976 D. S. Carey Galaxy SF (letter) (July) 159/1 It could be used for articles about more sf-ish concepts; space drives , things like Bigger Than Worlds that Niven had in Analog some time back. 1990 J. Russ L. McCaffery Across Wounded Galaxies 199 Mainly I was interested in science in a detached, aesthetic way—the SF-ish sense of wonder and marvel that still guides my response to science. 2001 Booklist (July) 1993/1 This is just the world according to Ray Vukcevich, sf-ish enough...

stfnal

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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... adj ʹstɛfnəl abbr. of scientifictional of or relating to science fiction. Hence stfnality , n . Compare SF-ish , SFnal 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 58/1 There have been fantastic movies from the very beginning of motion pictures […]. Stfnal ones such as Just Imagine have usually been burlesques or anti-scientific. 1959 R. H. Eney Fancyclopedia II 59 Generally comprised of folk […] whose interests were in collecting stf and scientificomics, and who eagerly hunted down any items with any sort of stfnal significance. 1966 T. White ...

Communications & Entertainment

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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...or traveling in outer space, or creating artificial intelligences. But a great deal of inventive thought has also gone into the future of communication and entertainment. The viewer is one of the most common entertainment and media/communications devices in SF. Essentially SFnal television screens, viewers can be divided into two rough groups: devices that typically only display images ( vidscreen , vision screen , and visiplate ), and devices that both send and receive images ( videophone , vidphone , viewphone , and visiphone ). Additionally, there...

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