Floaking

verb
Practising the life-technique of aggregated skill, luck, laziness and chutzpah.
Origin
Coined by immersers.
Source
Embassytown

Immernaut

noun
A crewperson aboard a vessel that breaches the meniscus of everyday space.
Origin
Derived from immersum (under the surface) and nautēs (sailor).
Source
Embassytown

Dromozoa

noun plural
Fast moving symbiotic organisms that invade the human body and cause it to grow new parts.
Origin
Derived from drómos (running) and zôion (animal).
Source
A Planet Named Shayol

Congohelium

noun
Matter and anti-matter locked in a fine magnetic grid to ward off the outermost perils of space.
Source
The Rediscovery of Man

Chronopathic

adjective
Able to distort time.
Origin
Formed from khrónos (time) and the suffix -pathic (abnormality).
Source
The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal

Planoform

verb
A method of faster-than-light travel that involves compressing space into two dimensions.
Origin
Pairing of ‘plane’ (a flat surface) and ‘form’.
Source
The Game of Rat and Dragon

Cranch

verb
To make oneself receptive to sensory and emotional stimuli.
Source
Scanners Live in Vain

Luxvid

noun
A brand of ocular prosthesis.
Origin
Abbreviated from ‘luxurious video’.
Source
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Famnexdo

noun
A simulacrum family unit.
Origin
Family Next Door, a product of Frauenzimmer Associates.
Source
The Simulacra

Auntring

noun
A community of women and children without an adult male presence.
Source
Solitude

Hearthmate

noun
One’s fellow resident in a shared household.
Source
Coming of Age in Karhide

Nakalchi

noun
A bio-synthetic being spawned from a mother-machine.
Origin
Naqal (imitation).
Source
Oblivion: A Journey