Full record for technothriller n.

Definition a thriller which employs science fictional technology or gadgetry
OED requirements antedating 1986
Earliest cite in the Washington Post
Comment Irene Grumman submitted a 1999 from an ad in SF Age. Irene Grumman submitted a 2002 cite from Paul Di Filippo in Asimov's.
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for technothriller n.

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1991 Locus Sept. 29/3 Toward the end, however, the mood shifts to more of a political techno-thriller, with some major twists in plot. Terrorists seek to stop the Stardancers.
1992 Locus June 27/3 Ostensibly written as a techno-thriller, it explores both sides of the notion that bears Turing's name.
1993 SFRA Rev. May 57 Game worlds, film and tv spin-offs, shared worlds, graphic novels, franchises, young-adult fiction, choose-your-own plot tales, technothrillers.
1993 SFRA Rev. Jan. 45 (It seemed) to inspire a wave of bestselling techno-thrillers which changed the face of popular fiction.
1994 Interzone Sept. 63/1 SF technothriller, first published in the USA.
1994 B. Bova Craft of Writing Sci. Fict. that Sells xv. 160, I have never been in space, but when I decided to write a technothriller set on a space station I went to someone who knows the territory, astronaut Bill Pogue.
1994 Interzone June 60/1 Pierre Ouellette's The Deus Machine‥is a technothriller blockbuster kind of thing very much in the tradition of the best-selling technothriller blockbusters it hopes to emulate.
1996 SFX May 51/2 Very much a technothriller in nature, Bugs is something of a contemporary take on Mission: Impossible , with its scenario of three freelance crimebusters using cutting-edge hardware to thwart the bad guys and right wrongs.
1997 Interzone July 56/3 This being a techno-thriller, each is planning to betray the other, though in very different ways.
1999 Sci. Fiction Age Mar. 55 (advt.) WEINBERG‥is the Hugo, World Fantasy, and Balrog Award-nominated author of eighteen books of science fiction, horror, and suspense, editor of more than one hundred anthologies, former teacher of the popular Columbia College course ‘Writing Technothrillers,’ and a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award.
2002 P. Di Filippo On Books in Asimov′s Sci. Fiction May 132/1 Ever since Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain (1969), the type of novel that's come to be known as the ‘techno-thriller’ has assumed the status of science fiction's sexier younger sister, stealing much of the public spotlight away from SF. Set in near-future venues often no farther away than the day after tomorrow, these novels have appropriated all our trademark glitz of technology and hardware, added bracing doses of realpolitik and suspense, then arrayed themselves in streamlined, whiz-bang plots, however improbable. Casting off our genre's constraints of rigorous speculation, techno-thrillers can be outrageously seductive to the broad masses of readers in a way that hardcore SF, with its more ‘serious’—and, face it, sometimes stodgy—concerns cannot.
2002 P. Di Filippo On Books in Asimov′s Sci. Fiction May 132/1 Ever since Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain (1969), the type of novel that's come to be known as the ‘techno-thriller’ has assumed the status of science fiction's sexier younger sister, stealing much of the public spotlight away from SF. Set in near-future venues often no farther away than the day after tomorrow, these novels have appropriated all our trademark glitz of technology and hardware, added bracing doses of realpolitik and suspense, then arrayed themselves in streamlined, whiz-bang plots, however improbable. Casting off our genre's constraints of rigorous speculation, techno-thrillers can be outrageously seductive to the broad masses of readers in a way that hardcore SF, with its more ‘serious’—and, face it, sometimes stodgy—concerns cannot.
2003 Dreamwatch Aug. 29/1 You're always looking, as a director, for things that sort of speak to you and get you excited about what you can do with it cinematically.