This month, we’re reading Peter Watts’ Blindsight in my SF/F book club. As pointed out by reviewer mattastrophic, “Watts seems to adhere at least somewhat to a writing dictum of John W. Campbell (intentionally or not): treat the advanced technology just like the people in your story would, like it’s just an everyday thing.”
It helps reduce the amount of text dedicated to exposition, and it provides immersion, but it can also leave the reader exhausted, even annoyed, at having to figure out so much without help. So here is my attempt at providing a glossary of sorts! Most of this is current-day technospeak, but it’s handy to have all in one place.
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