Chiaroscurography

noun
The photographic process invented by Leonardo da Vinci.
Origin
Formed from chiaro (bright), scuro (dark), and gráphō (to draw).
Source
Bruno’s Shadow

Chickenhead

noun informal
A mentally retarded person.
Source
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Chrownotransductionology

noun
Temporal slippage induced by chrownons; in other words: timely travel.
Origin
Professor Gladys Chrowdingler, discoverer of the chrownon.
Source
Automated Alice

Cityspeak

noun
A multilingual street dialect.
Source
Blade Runner

Conapt

noun
A private apartment in a shared building.
Origin
Abbreviation of ‘condominium apartment’.
Source
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Confliction

noun
A formal conflict within a virtual reality – i.e. one where the outcome matters beyond the confines of the battle environment itself.
Origin
Portmanteau of ‘conflict’ and ‘simulation’.
Source
Surface Detail

Corpselover

noun
A carnivore.
Source
The Star Diaries: The Eighth Voyage

Cosmeg

noun
A single star containing all the mass in the universe.
Origin
Abbreviated from ‘cosmic egg’.
Source
The Gods Themselves

Cryptosphere

noun proper
A networked worldwide data repository, containing the sum of recorded knowledge and populated by uploaded human minds.
Origin
Crypta (vault), from kruptós (hidden).
Source
Feersum Endjinn

Cutteray

noun
Short-range laser used mostly as a cutting tool and surgeon’s scalpel.
Source
Dune

Cyberdyne

noun proper
Cyberdyne Systems, developer of the Skynet artificial intelligence.
Origin
Pairing of ‘cybernetic’ with dúnamis (power).
Source
The Terminator

Cyberspace

noun
A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system.
Source
Neuromancer