Etymology 1 n. (context dated fandom slang English) A fan of science fiction. Etymology 2
a. salty, saline
Slan is a science fiction novel written by A. E. van Vogt, as well as the name of the fictional race of superbeings featured in the novel. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding Science Fiction (September – December 1940). It was subsequently published in hardcover in 1946 by Arkham House, in an edition of 4,051 copies.
Usage examples of "slan".
Starship Captain stood in the spotlight at the end of the runway turning round, round, round, looking out over the Ralfies and the globuloids, the computer nerds and the costumers, the brilliant intellectual misfits and the teenage malcontents, the fans who would be slans.
A slan girl named Kathleen Layton was to be killed so that Kier Gray might be undermined.
Jommy, to realize that the palace of the slans now belongs to Kier Gray and his ghoulish crew.
Then again it is possible that at this moment the slans are in conference with Kier Gray at the palace.
According to your statement, for the first time in the history of tendrilless slans you have caught a tendriled slan who is absolutely convinced that the two types of slans should co-operate instead of fight.
It was also said of them that they married sister to brother, but the chroniclers of Taillefer's court may have desired to slan der that tribe because of the great trouble they caused the emperor.
We have discovered that slans are by nature antiwar, antimurder, antiviolence.
For her, it was a fascinating opportunity to realize to what degree a slan could educate a human being.
There were Ramages killed fighting the Royalist cause alongside Sir Bevil Grenvile and Sir Ralph Hopton, Sir John Arundel and Sydney Godolphin, Sir Nicholas Slanning and Sir John Trevanion--aye, they and almost every Cornish family, aristocrat or peasant had fought hard against Cromwell's armies.
There were Ramages killed fighting the Royalist cause alongside Sir Bevil Grenvile and Sir Ralph Hopton, Sir John Arundel and Sydney Godolphin, Sir Nicholas Slanning and Sir John Trevanion—aye, they and almost every Cornish family, aristocrat or peasant had fought hard against Cromwell's armies.
Small fierce men with bright red slan and long arms and legs, some on foot, some on horse, three or four decads of them.
They denounce the ambition for world rule which actuated the first slans, explaining that ambition as due to a false conception of superiority, unleavened by the later experience that convinced them that they are not superior but merely different.
Thank heaven Kier Gray was there, solid as a rock to protect the world from the slans -- and from the sinister John Petty.