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Entry updated 13 December 2013. Tagged: Theme.

Pronounced "esseff", the preferred abbreviation of "science fiction" within the community of sf writers and readers, as opposed to the journalistic Sci Fi, a distinction that many older sf readers continue to adhere to, but which has become increasingly blurred, as in "The Science Fiction Issue" of The New Yorker (4-11 June 2012), whose masthead also describes its contents as "Sci-Fi". In this volume – as often elsewhere – the abbreviation is rendered in lower-case letters. [PN]

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