Nakalchi

noun
A bio-synthetic being spawned from a mother-machine.
Origin
Naqal (imitation).
Source
Oblivion: A Journey

Godshatter

noun
Fragments of a superintelligence melded with a human-level intellect.
Source
A Fire Upon the Deep

Ziphead

noun informal
A person who has been made into a cognitive computer.
Source
A Deepness in the Sky

Corpselover

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

Adaptoplant

noun
Seasonal vegetation that grows into irregular temporary housing.
Origin
Pairing of ‘adapt’ and ‘plant’.
Source
Central Station

Freeboot

verb
Recreational use of the anti-cancer drug Reboot™ for the purpose of experiencing its notable gender-reassignment side effect.
Source
Changes

Sensifrons

noun
A variety of shrub native to Belzagor, able to detect nearby motion and withdraw its leaves as a defence against predators.
Source
Downward To The Earth

Autodarwinate

verb
To commit evolutionary self-deselection (suicide).
Origin
Charles Darwin; evolution of species by natural selection.
Source
Accelerando

Revent

verb
The act of transferring the extracted mind-state of a dead person into a fresh body.
Origin
Derived from rĕ- (again) and veniō (“I come”).
Source
Surface Detail

Leptosoul

noun
The essence of a person’s phylogenetic tradition.
Origin
Leptós (thin).
Source
The Godwhale

Sensawunda

noun informal
A street drug that stimulates rapid cognition, having novotrophin-B and MDMA as ingredients.
Origin
Phonetic transcription of “sense-a-wonder”.
Source
Accelerando

Andromorph

noun
A working animal genetically engineered to attain human likeness.
Origin
Andrós (“of man”) in combination with morphḗ (shape).
Source
Emphyrio