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X-Phile

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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...-Phile n a fan of the television series The X-Files . 1994 TV Guide (Jan. 15) 20/1 They—the X -ophiles, the growing cult audience for The X-Files —provided Fox with its best ever ratings for Friday nights. 1994 X-ophiles? (Usenet: alt.tv.x-files) Jan. 14 Shouldn’t it be X-philes instead? 1995 C. Carter Truth Is Out There 83 Haglund was almost entirely unfamiliar with the show, though his role has lured some of the show’s die-hard fans, X-Philes, out to see him live. 1998 New York Times (Jan. 11) 41/4 Ms. Fincher, 55, has been a...

sharecrop

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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...of a sharecropped trilogy (mainly by Gentry Lee ) based on Clarke's original novel Rendezvous with Rama . 1998 N. Spinrad Who Is Killing SF? J. Dann Nebula Awards 32 25 Star Wars novels. Star Trek novels. X-Files novels. Writers sharecropping the universes of other writers, living and dead. 2002 S. Mohn New York Rev. of SF (Apr.) 18/2 With conservative sf readers longing for more of what they love from established writers who have slowed down or died, it is cheaper to sharecrop novels or pursue lucrative media...

skiffy

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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...tongue. Cordwainer Smith wrote skiffy and babbled whatever he pleased. 1997 M. Resnick in M. Resnick & P. Nielsen Hayden Alternate Skiffy 109 Jack Haldeman is not only a top-notch skiffy author of long standing, but also a BNF (Big Name Fan). 2004 D. Broderick X, Y, Z, T 20 Christopher Priest abandoned accountancy for literature, taking a byway through the skiffy archipelago. 2005 D. Langford Ansible (Internet) July Meanwhile someone has decided that the award-nominated cover design, with its striking NASA/JPL Jupiter photograph, was not...

SF

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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...maybe fantasy isn't so bad after all. 2002 M. Bishop New York Rev. of SF (Dec.) 6/2 But so much latter-day sf is unmitigated crap— Star Wars and Star Trek novels, role-playing fiction, elf and unicorn franchises, space opera and psychic cat stories. 2004 D. Broderick X, Y, Z, T 13 Sf uses a blend of romantic palette and gritty science, of whimsy and satire, of unchecked possibility...

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