I was recently contacted by someone from Wiredset, a marketing company working on promotion of Anathem. They very generously offered to send me a limited edition Anathem shirt to give away in a contest of some sort. So, I’ll keep it simple. What’s your favorite of the Orth or Fluccish words created by Neal Stephenson for Anathem? I’m a big fan of ‘speelycaptor’, which is roughly comparable to ‘video camera’ in English. There’s a sense of whimsy to the word that catches me. Leave your answer in a comment, and I’ll enter you into a random drawing. Have your comment in by midnight this Friday night (9/18), and I’ll do the drawing on Saturday. Be sure to enter your e-mail address! One per person, please.
Here’s what the shirt looks like:
(note: I don’t have the shirt in my possession yet, but will send it out ASAP once I receive it.)