Theodical

adjective
Relating to a theodicy (discourse justifying the ways of the gods).
Origin
Derived from theós (god) and díkē (justice).
Source
Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance

Anemopter

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

Mockman

noun
An animal bred for slavery, genetically similar to a human.
Source
Good Mountain

Wethead

noun informal
A person without cybernetic brain implants.
Source
The Star Surgeon’s Apprentice

Transenlightenment

noun
A state of neural communion attained by a group of people using artificial implants.
Source
Great Wall of Mars

Lighthugger

noun
A spaceship that travels at relativistic speeds.
Source
Weather

Naffle

verb informal
To travel in a spaceship that is nearly as fast as light.
Source
The Shobies’ Story

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

Deathdrive

noun
A type of stardrive that is claimed to kill everyone who uses it.
Source
A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel

Dromozoa

noun plural
Fast moving symbiotic organisms that invade the human body and cause it to grow new parts.
Origin
Derived from drómos (running) and zôion (animal).
Source
A Planet Named Shayol

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

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