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

Marain

noun
The shared constructed language of the Culture.
Origin
Possibly derived from maireannach (long-lived).
Source
Consider Phlebas

Farfetch

verb
The intuitive perception of a moral entirety.
Source
The Left Hand of Darkness

Hilfer

noun informal
An ethnologist of high intelligence life forms.
Source
Rocannon’s World

Hilf

noun
Acronym of “high intelligence life form”.
Source
Planet of Exile

Farborn

noun archaic
A person not native to the planet they are inhabiting.
Source
Planet of Exile

Ansible

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

Necrosphere

noun
An airborne swarm of self-organising inanimate matter.
Origin
Nekrós (“the dead”).
Source
The Invincible

Cosmeg

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