YetiPunk n.

YetiPunk n. A sub-genre of science fiction or fantasy featuring yetis; by extension, any story featuring {cryptozoology}. The classic example of YetiPunk is the short story “Unicorn Variations” by {Roger Zelazny}. Also notable is “The Yeti Behind You” by {Jeremiah Tolbert}. A stand-out novel in the genre is {Kim Stanley Robinson}’s Escape from Kathmandu.

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Penile Science Fiction n.

Penile Science Fiction n. also Penile SF, “hard” science fiction, or simply SF. Distinct from Vaginal Science Fiction, which is fantasy.

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Nussbaumian Text n.

Nussbaumian Text n. an item of literary criticism, most commonly addressing a television series, and which is often longer than the actual series it is studying; an epic narrative of geek criticism; the reading or writing of which is termed a Nussbaumiad.

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Commanist n.

Commanist n. member of an ideological faction common in groups of extremist editors, in which the humble comma is regarded as a classist agent provocateur which must be exterminated at all costs for the glory of the punctuation revolution.


Writers should beware of the commanist menace! Extremist editors may be lurking everywhere.

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Blurbosity n.

Blurbosity n. – a verbose blurb; an over-long, overtly gushing blurb fest suggesting the work in question is a combination of the Bible, Giant Size X-Men #1, War and Peace and Lord of the Rings, and that its author is the love child of James Bond and Mother Teresa; occasionally, blurbosity can also refer to the author or publisher’s insistent belief that they must acquire as many blurbs from as many people as possible, resulting in several pages of a small-sized typeface with not enough spacing in which everyone from medium-famous-writer to the author’s dead aunt praise the book in question.


Lavie Tidhar’s Camera Obscura is the most magnificent example of the Novel ever written: the book’s awe-inspiring awesomeness is equaled only by the author’s ragged good looks, supreme culinary skills and the size of the cheque he’s just paid us to write this.

[Attribute: IS]

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Singularity n.

Singularity n. a convergence moment of technological acceleration and geek fetishism leading to the mass conversion of humanity into e-books.

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Frank Miller Feminism n.

Frank Miller Feminism n. a term applied to specific works of fiction wherein every single woman is a prostitute -but some are really tough prostitutes.

[Attribution: EB]

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