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science-fiction fandom

science-fiction fandom:: n. Another voluntary subculture having a
   very heavy overlap with hackerdom; most hackers read SF and/or
   fantasy fiction avidly, and many go to `cons' (SF conventions) or
   are involved in fandom-connected activities such as the Society for
   Creative Anachronism.  Some hacker jargon originated in SF fandom;
   see defenestration, great-wall, cyberpunk, h,
   ha ha only serious, IMHO, mundane, neep-neep,
   Real Soon Now.  Additionally, the jargon terms cowboy,
   cyberspace, de-rezz, go flatline, ice,
   phage, virus, wetware, wirehead, and worm
   originated in SF stories.