A Weird Tales Acceptance n.

A Weird Tales Acceptance n. An odd process by which an editor accepts a story for publication, keeps it in inventory and then un-accepts it in order to open for new submissions, in which turn said editor would accept, keep in inventory, un-accept and open to submissions in which turn said editor would accept, keep in inventory, and finally un-accept in order to open to new submissions; all without ever actually publishing a magazine.

SEE ALSO: Pulling a Marvin.

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Malzberg v.

Malzberg v. To respond to criticism by accusing your critics of being “liberal fascists” who are violating your right to free speech (or more commonly, FREEEEEEE SPEEEEEECH!!!!!1).

Uses:

His publisher didn’t like being called on her author’s blog post but her response totally Malzberged it.

I didn’t like this review but I totally Maltzberged the guy on Twitter.

[Attribute: JS]

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Americlones n.

Americlones n. “Foreign” characters in science fiction and fantasy novels written by American authors, where any similarity to real nationalities or culture is entirely coincidental.

Uses:

Those Russian and Chinese characters in Greg Bear’s Eon? Totally Americlones!

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Über SMOF n.

Über SMOF n. Hypothetical secret master in the world of science fiction fandom (SMOF meaning Secret Master of Fandom). It has been hypothesised that such a being may be linked to the giant lizard conspiracy.

Usage:

One Über SMOF to find them all and in the darkness bind them.

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Readercon Diet, The

Readercon Diet, The. A zero-tolerance approach to dieting, but really it’s ok to eat as much as you like as long as you say you’re sorry for it afterwards.

SEE ALSO: Pulling The Asimov.

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UmlautPunk n.

UmlautPunk n. a kind of thriller detective fiction featuring the use of ulmauts; sometimes referred to as “Scandinavian Crime”; usually features a) serial killer b) anti-Semitism / historical links to the Holocaus c) women as victims d) umlauts.

Usage:

Jo Nesbo’s UmlautPunk novels sure sell a lot of copies, don’t they?

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Elfing v.

Elfing v. The act of writing an elf book; though there is no such thing as one elf book. There are only series; such an endeavor typically includes writing about dragons and dwarfs as well; there is no elfing under 120,000 words of fiction; it is seen as a competitive sport in some quarters, and a Sisyphean task of endurance by others; in a final count we can only say, it is what it is.

Usage:

Q: How is your literary masterpiece coming along?

A: I put it aside for a while and now I’m elfing.

 

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