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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.



Science fiction norms
Science Fiction Norms alternative possible worlds or futures

  • 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 alternative possible worlds or futures

  • 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 alternative possible worlds or futures

  • 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 alternative possible worlds or futures

  • 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: alternative possible worlds or futures

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction


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