New rule for SF/F stories: I’m not learning more than one made up word per chapter. If you need to substitute every other word just to sound exotic (“She drank the alear’nyo’gulrag, a nourishing Drink of fermented hops and barley”) I’m out.
@breakthesystem I hate this style. Try Hyperion by Simmons. He uses made up tech and words without explaining it this way. You just learn it as the story proceeds from the way they are being used in the context.