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Science Fiction. Night School 2013. What is Science Fiction?. Science fiction  is a genre of fiction with imaginative, but more or less plausible content. Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possible worlds or futures . Science Fiction Norms.

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science fiction

Science Fiction

Night School 2013

what is science fiction
What is Science Fiction?
  • Science fiction is a genre of fiction with imaginative, but more or less plausible content.
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Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possible worlds or futures.

science fiction norms
Science Fiction Norms
  • Futuristic settings
  • Aliens
  • Time and Space Travel
  • Futuristic Science and Technology
  • Parallel Universes
  • Paranormal Activities
  • Often explores the consequences of new technological ideas
elements of science fiction
Elements of Science Fiction
  • A time setting in the future, in alternative timelines, or in a historical past that contradicts known facts of history or the archaeological record.
  • A spatial setting or scenes in outer space (e.g. spaceflight), on other worlds, or on subterranean earth.
  • Characters that include aliens, mutants, androids, or humanoid robots.
  • Futuristic technology such as ray guns, teleportation machines, and humanoid computers.
elements of science fiction1
Elements of Science Fiction
  • Scientific principles that are new or that contradict accepted laws of nature, for example time travel, wormholes, or faster-than-light travel.
  • New and different political or social systems, e.g. dystopia, post-scarcity, or a post-apocalyptic situation where organized society has collapsed.
  • Paranormal abilities such as mind control, telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation.
  • Other universes or dimensions and travel between them.
popular science fiction
Popular Science Fiction
  • The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  • 1984, George Orwell
  • The Giver, Lois Lowry
  • Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton
  • Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  • I, Robot Isaac Asimov
  • The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
sources
Sources:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction
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