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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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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.

frankenstein
Frankenstein
  • 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

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fantasy
Fantasy?
  • Breaks free of scientific explanations and realistic depictions
  • Magic
  • Imaginary worlds, gnomes, elves, talking animals

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utopia
Utopia
  • 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

dystopia
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

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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.

journal
Journal

Why is the raven like a writing desk?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100304071140AAuCUY0

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
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