An unauthorized excerpt from the Weyland-Yutani Manual of Specialised Lexicography

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Nostromo

[noh-stroh-moh]

noun

  1. a novel (1904) by Joseph Conrad.

Example: Nostromo, leaning back against the table, his arms folded on his breast, nodded at him slightly.

From Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard. Joseph Conrad

  1. the name of the space craft depicted in the movie Alien (1979).

Example: “I called the ship Nostromo from [Joseph] Conrad,” Walter Hill told Film International in 2004, “[For] no particular metaphoric idea, I just thought it sounded good.”

Quote borrowed from Space Truckin’ – the Nostomo | Strange Shapes blog

 

Related forms

Nostromean

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Nostromo or its crew, as depicted in Alien (1979).

Nostromian

noun

  1. a fanatic of the Nostromo, its crew, its film production history, and anything else that possibly provides insight into the imaginary space craft depicted in Alien (1979).

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