Science Fiction. What is Science Fiction?. Science fiction is a writing style which combines science and fiction. It is only limited by what we presently know about the basic physical laws of nature. It evolved as a response to fantasy. Elements of Science Fiction .
SCIENCE FICTION SETTINGS
SCIENCE FICTION CHARACTERS
SCIENCE IS IMPORTANT TO THE STORY
MESSAGE OR WARNINGS FOR HUMANS
In Science Fiction, there needs to be some possibility that the events could possibly happen.
In Fantasy, the author can use far-fetched assumptions. ie; unicorns, three-legged creatures etc.
"Science fiction deals with improbable possibilities, fantasy with plausible impossibilities"
Extrapolation is when a writer takes a known scientific fact and imagines what might happen if certain events or circumstances evolve.
1. Man can build space shuttles.
2. Let’s imagine, man can travel to faraway planets.
The first true science fiction novel was Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
She wrote about scientific practices and tried to persuade the reader that her story could actually happen.
Examples of Story Ideas:
(ie: Star Wars, Star Trek)
(ie: Back to the Future)
(ie: The Incredible Hulk, Spider Man)
(ie: Superman, Spiderman, Batman)
(ie: Weird Science, Frankenstein)
(ie: Signs, The Day the Earth Stood Still, District 9)
(ie: Star Wars)
In the 1930s several great classic films were produced:
Two prominent serials of the era are Flash Gordon (1936) and Buck Rogers (1939).
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Love the Bomb. This dark comedic satire of nuclear war features Peter Sellars.
Several major films came out in 1997:
Planet of the Apes
War of the Worlds