Science Fiction and Fantasy. An overview. A genre of fiction in which the stories often tell about science and technology of the future. Has a relationship with the principles of science-involve partially true-partially fictitious laws or theories of science. .
Agenre of fiction in which the stories often tell about science and technology of the future.
Should not be completely unbelievable, because it then ventures into the genre fantasy.
From: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson927/SciFiDefinition.pdfDefinitions of Science Fiction
Modern science fiction is the only form of literature that consistently considers the nature of the changes that face us, the possible consequences, and the possible solutions.
That branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings.
Science fiction is really sociological studies of the future, things that the writer believes are going to happen by putting two and two together.
--Ray BradburyAuthor Definitions
Emphasizes romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space, usually involving conflict between opponents possessing advanced technologies and abilities
From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_operaSpace Opera
Usually written by writers with a strong science background, frequently research scientists, who provide meticulously detailed future science in their work, consistent with the most current research.
Fiction dominated by the feeling that man is dwarfed by machine in a technological world.Cyberpunk
"Cyber" pertains to information systems, like those in a computer. "Punk" refers to fractious youth. Together the two elements suggest an artificial human with torn clothes and spiky hair The term cyberpunk comes from the title of a short story by Bruce Bethke "Cyberpunk" (1983)Cyberpunk
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A sub-genre of science fiction that exploits the genre\'s conventions for comic effect.
From: http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Comic_science_fiction.htmlComic Science Fiction
Merges the science fiction genre with alternate history and the design aesthetic of the 19th and early 20th Centuries.
In a steampunk timeline, for example, computers may have been invented several centuries earlier and used alongside, or even powered by, steam engines.
Popularized by H.G. Wells with The Time Machine (1888). Characters travel to the past or future, or are visited by travelers from either end of the spectrum.