Buncha links

OUPblog has a new post about Star Trek terms that includes some info from BNW.  Other Trek-related words she doesn’t mention are starfleet, “beam me up”, and, of course, Mary Sue.

The Telegraph has a nice article, based in part on my “Nine Words…” OUPblog post and its subsequent comments (including a nice discussion of the Thagomizer, a great word that makes me sad that The Far Side is probably insufficiently science-fictional to be able to include it in BNW). (Malcolm Farmer posted this in the comments of an earlier post; I’ve moved it up here for them of you what don’t read the comments.)

In news completely unconnected to me, OUPblog also has a nifty piece from Michael Quinion on various problems in communication with aliens.

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