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on 21 October 2012
I bought this book to inform an essay for my english degree, looking into words used in and originating from science-fiction writing, and it was hugely useful, and -if you are into that kind of thing- hugely interesting!

However, there is little in it that is not included in the Oxford English Dictionary as a whole, particularly the online version which is currently (and practically always) being updated, so if you have access to that - not cheap! - then you don't need this book.

The advantages it does have over the OED is that it does collect all these words together without you needing to search through an entire database, and it does have a few dates which need antedating in the OED.
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on 10 September 2015
Perfect for anyone looking to learn more about science fiction. I used it for my honours dissertation and there were so many helpful essays in it, it really has a lot of information which is interesting as well as academical. I would definitely recommend it!
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on 9 June 2014
It arrived this morning. I love it. It's full of references for SF-nal terms which are a tremendous resource for a writer - if only to check out what's been done before so it can be avoided.
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on 25 January 2016
specialist but brilliant
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on 18 June 2013
Not what I hoped. Hard to find what you're looking for. Thats it, thats it, thats it, thats it, Stop.
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