Bad SF lexicon

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 5 03:29:24 UTC 2005

>From the TV show, _Threshold_,

"You mean, [choke! gasp!] they intend to bioform the people and
terraform the planet?!"

"Bioform" is a new one on me and I have no quarrel with it, but
"terraform" has been in use in SF for more than a half-century with
the meaning, transform a non-earth-like planet or similar object so as
to make it suitable for human life. The "planet" to be terraformed
referred to in the quote *is* the earth/terra.
-Wilson Gray

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