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SF (science fiction) +‎ -al

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɛsˈɛfnəl/, /ˈsɛfnəl/


SFnal (comparative more SFnal, superlative most SFnal)

  1. Abbreviation of science fictional.
    • 2005, James Patrick Kelly, “Slipstream”, in James E. Gunn, Matthew Candelaria, editors, Speculations on Speculation: Theories of Science Fiction, Oxford: Scarecrow Press, ISBN 9780810849020, OL 7996890M, page 347:
      In a sense, SF tries to make the strange familiar — by showing SFnal elements in a context that helps us understand them.
    • 2005 March 31, Derryl Murphy, Wasps at the Speed of Sound, Prime Books, ISBN 9780809544899, OL 7978348M, page 170:
      On reading that book I was struck by how it bordered on the SFnal without ever actually crossing over, and I realized that I could work with the idea.