Selenoclasm

noun
The sundering of a moon.
Origin
Derived from selḗnē (moon) and klásma (a fragment).
Source
Fiasco

Vitrifax

noun
A device able to freeze a person in a cylinder of liquid nitrogen to preserve the body in case of catastrophe.
Origin
Formed from vitri (glass) and ‘fax’ – fac simile (“make like”).
Source
Fiasco

Wethead

noun informal
A person without cybernetic brain implants.
Source
The Star Surgeon’s Apprentice

Transenlightenment

noun
A state of neural communion attained by a group of people using artificial implants.
Source
Great Wall of Mars

Lighthugger

noun
A spaceship that travels at relativistic speeds.
Source
Weather

Naffle

verb informal
To travel in a spaceship that is nearly as fast as light.
Source
The Shobies’ Story

Alternity

noun
A parallel timeline.
Origin
Abbreviated from ‘alternate reality’.
Source
Unholy Land

Anachronopede

noun
A vessel that allows the occupant to travel through time.
Origin
Derived from aná (upon), khrónos (time), and pedes (“one who walks”).
Source
The Shape of My Name

Deathdrive

noun
A type of stardrive that is claimed to kill everyone who uses it.
Source
A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel

Voxware

noun
A hardware/software device that synthesises speech.
Origin
Formed from vox (voice) and the suffix ‘-ware’.
Source
Embassytown

Trid

adjective
Having or appearing to have length, breadth, and depth.
Origin
Abbreviation of ‘tri-dimensional’.
Source
Embassytown

Exoterre

noun
A species not originating from the planet Terre.
Origin
Formed from éxō (foreign) and terra (ground).
Source
Embassytown