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

Alternity

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

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

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

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

Kleggich

noun
Menial work done for the communal good.
Source
The Dispossessed

Galaktika

noun
The shared language of the League of All Worlds.
Origin
Corruption of ‘galactic’.
Source
City of Illusions