1. – My first word this time, I came across over at the home of fellow blogger Serena, when I checked out her ‘Mailbox Monday’ post. Thanks Serena for co-hosting this great weekly meme! Serena was sharing the books which were new on her shelf, including …
‘THE VISITANT’ by MEGAN CHANCE
1 . – A supernatural being or agency; an apparition.
“in the poem, the angels of death appeared as spectral visitants”
2. – A visitor or guest.
3. – Paying a visit.
“the housekeeper was abrupt with the poor visitant niece”
2. – My next word came up in a conversation I was having with hubbie over the dinner table in a restaurant and was a word he read in a Wikipedia entry about a vintage television series we had been discussing …
SPECULATIVE FICTION –
Speculative fiction is a broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements, notably science fiction, fantasy and horror. The popularity of the term is sometimes attributed to Robert Heinlein, who referenced it in 1947 in an editorial essay, although there are prior mentions of speculative fiction, or its variant “speculative literature”.
Also. thanks to Tracy, who stopped by with her comment about a recent post of mine and who coined the phrase ‘science fantasy’, which also apparently comes under the umbrella of speculative fiction.
3. – Next up, is a word I came across in the very first few pages of the book I am currently reading ‘The Metaxy Project’ by Layton Green.
Lance was a tool, and Monica was one of those bleached blonde Southern girls with a fungible personality.
“ESP, telekinesis, psychokinesis, psychometry, clairvoyance, near-death experiences, telepathy, cryptomnesia, automatic writing, astral projection, to name a few.” He smiled. “The list is long.”
I remembered what Dr. Carter had told me. The middle ground, he had said. It’s all we have. All we’ve been given. Well, that was pretty damn deep.
… Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading. It is hosted by Kathy, over at ‘BermudaOnion’s Weblog’.You can either stop by and leave a link to your own ‘mystery’ words of the week, or just browse the eclectic mix of words that others have discovered, there is always a great selection.
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