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Elements of Science Fiction. Elements of Science Fiction. Realistic and fantastic details Grounded in science Usually set in the future Unknown inventions Makes a serious comment about the world Often contains a warning for humankind. Science Fiction Settings. Another planet

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Elements of science fiction

Elements of Science Fiction


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Elements of Science Fiction

  • Realistic and fantastic details

  • Grounded in science

  • Usually set in the future

  • Unknown inventions

  • Makes a serious comment about the world

  • Often contains a warning for humankind


Science fiction settings

Science Fiction Settings

  • Another planet

  • Under the oceans

  • Another dimension of existence

  • May be a utopia or dystopia

  • May be in the future

  • May time travel to the past (or future)

  • May take place in present, but alternate reality


Science fiction characters

Science Fiction Characters

  • Protagonist (Hero)

  • Antagonist (Villian)

  • These characters may be a being (human or other) or may be a force

  • Protagonist or Antagonist may be a society’s laws, a disease or other problem, technology, etc.

  • Creatures, robots, aliens, etc.


Science is important to the story

Science is Important to the Story

  • Advanced technology

  • Genetics

  • Disease

  • Exploration

  • Special powers or senses as a result of science

  • Science can be the savior or the root of the problem


Message or warning for humans

Message or Warning for Humans

  • Science Fiction stories often contain a message or warning

  • Think of the message Ray Bradbury was trying to send in Fahrenheit 451

  • You may want to consider the message BEFORE you begin planning your story


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