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?

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

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

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

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

Cranch

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

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