Adaptoplant

noun
Seasonal vegetation that grows into irregular temporary housing.
Origin
Pairing of ‘adapt’ and ‘plant’.
Source
Central Station

Agrav

noun
A material producing an anti-gravity effect.
Source
A Fire Upon the Deep

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

Andromorph

noun
A working animal genetically engineered to attain human likeness.
Origin
Andrós (“of man”) in combination with morphḗ (shape).
Source
Emphyrio

Anemopter

noun
A craft for travelling in the atmosphere of a gas giant.
Origin
Derived from ánemos (wind) and pteron (wing).
Source
Finisterra

Ansible

noun
A device that allows instantaneous communication over any distance.
Origin
Contraction of ‘answerable’.
Source
Rocannon’s World

Anticitizen

noun
A person who opposes the social order of the Combine.
Source
Half-Life 2

Archlight

noun
As seen from the inner surface, the reflected light from the skyward face of a ringworld.
Origin
So named because the skyward face resembles an arch overhead.
Source
Ringworld

Astralight

noun
Artificial outdoor lighting with an effect resembling starlight.
Origin
Astrum (star).
Source
The White Pony

Astralnaut

noun
A chosen individual who explores and documents the Astral Plane.
Origin
Pun on ‘astronaut’.
Source
Control

Auntring

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