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Why is a raven like a writing desk?. September 5, 2013. Welcome to Science Fiction & Fantasy Unit!!!!!. Science Fiction?. Science Fiction – Going beyond the scope of current human knowledge Real or imagined scientific and technological advancements form the basis of most science fiction.

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Welcome to science fiction fantasy unit
Welcome to Science Fiction& Fantasy Unit!!!!!

Science fiction
Science Fiction?

Science Fiction – Going beyond the scope of current human knowledge

Real or imagined scientific and technological advancements form the basis of most science fiction.


  • Mary Shelley

  • 1818

  • Industrial Revolution

  • Pessimistic view on modern science!

Jules verne
Jules Verne

  • Optimistic

  • Incredible adventures

  • Traveling to the moon

  • Optimistic vs. Pessimistic

Wwii science fiction
WWII & Science Fiction??

  • Czech author - Karel Capek wrote about robots and the atomic bomb

  • H.G. Wells – time travel, Martian invasion

  • After WWII developments in nuclear and space technology drew attention on Science Fiction

  • Orson Welles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_(radio_drama)

Hard vs soft science
Hard vs. Soft Science

  • Hard Science - physics, astronomy, or chemistry

  • Soft - anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science



  • Breaks free of scientific explanations and realistic depictions

  • Magic

  • Imaginary worlds, gnomes, elves, talking animals



  • Noun

  • a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions; an impractical scheme for social improvement

  • Utopia written by Sir Thomas More 1478-1535 English statesman and author. Since More's time, utopia has come to mean "a place of ideal perfection."

  • The word comes from the Greek: οὐ ("not") and τόπος ("place"). The English Homophone eutopia, derived from the Greek εὖ ("good" or "well") and τόπος ("place"), signifies a Double Meaning: "good place" and "no place".

    Synonym: never-never-land, nirvana, paridise

    Antonym: dystopia


  • Noun

  • an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives; an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly

  • from Greek: δυσ-, "bad, ill", and Greek: τόπος, "place, landscape"

    Synonym: Anti-Utopia

    Antonym: Utopia

Stories have been set in Asia, Russia, Nigeria, a future dystopia, wartime London, and 19th century New Zealand.

In the science fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradburry, the main character Guy Montag lives in a dystopia of the future.


Why is the raven like a writing desk?


Exit slip
Exit Slip

What is the difference between Science Fiction & Fantasy?

Top ten
~Top Ten~

  • What might lead someone to believe in an alien civilization?

  • Work together

  • Be Creative!

Readers theater
Readers Theater

  • Alice in Wonderland

  • Lewis Carroll