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Fictionisms: 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

HAL

2001: A Space Odyssey. the central computer of a spacecraft that malfunctions and then kills several crew members as they attempt to shut it down.

Hamlet

a prince of Denmark who is wracked with indecision after learning that his parents, the king and queen, are murderers; source of the famous line, To be or not to be, that is the question; from a play of the same name by William Shakespeare.

Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

a travel guide for the Milky Way galaxy especially for travelers with little money to spend; from a novel and television series of the same name.

hobbit

Middle-Earth. one of a small, hardy agricultural people who live in the Shire. hobbit hole, the small residence of a hobbit.

holodeck

Star Trek.a room equipped with holographic projectors and other technology to simulate any desired place or environment; often used for fantasy role-playing.

humanoid

having the general form of a human, standing upright with a head, two arms, two legs, and usually humanlike hands and feet.

hyperspace

the mutidimensional nature of space, exploited for rapid travel from place to place; sometimes identified with feeling lost during a rapid sequence of events.