Antimeme

noun
An entity or phenomenon which harvests and consumes information, particularly information about itself.
Origin
Meme, a unit of cultural information transmitted from one mind to another.
Source
There Is No Antimemetics Division

Grosstopical

adjective
Crudely physical; not taking into account the topography of Cleavage.
Origin
Formed from gross (without deductions) and topical (related to a particular place).
Source
The City & The City

Topolganger

noun
The alternate identity of a place co-located in the Cleaved cities of Besel and Ul Qoma.
Origin
Portmanteau of ‘topography’ and ‘doppelganger’.
Source
The City & The City

Wormword

noun
A word, which when spoken inveigles its way into the mind of the speaker and manifests itself in his flesh.
Origin
Named for the parasitic manifestation caused by the word.
Source
Entry Taken from a Medical Encyclopedia

Astralnaut

noun
A chosen individual who explores and documents the Astral Plane.
Origin
Pun on ‘astronaut’.
Source
Control

Parautilitarian

noun
An individual granted paranatural abilities by an Object of Power.
Origin
Formed from pará (beyond) and ‘utilitarian’ (relating to utility).
Source
Control

Transenlightenment

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

Frelk

noun informal
A person who is sexually attracted to spacers.
Origin
Abbreviation of ‘free-fall-sexual-displacement complex’.
Source
Aye, and Gomorrah…

Farfetch

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

Hilf

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

Emmish

adjective informal
Behaviour characteristic of an Emotional (as distinct from a Parental or a Rational).
Source
The Gods Themselves

Godshatter

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