What is science fiction?

  • (noun): Literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society.

Science Fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, parallel universes, aliens, and paranormal abilities. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations is one purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas". Science Fiction has often been used by authors and film/television program makers as a device to explore more wide ranging philosophical subjects such as identity, desire, morality and social structure etc.

Read more about Science Fiction.

Some articles on science fiction:

Mission Earth (novel) - Public Reaction - Critical Response
... It is frequently cited within science fiction circles as one of the worst science fiction novels ever written ... The influential The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction describes the series "whose farcical overemphases fail to disguise an overblown tale that would have been more ... better than Mission Earth, his only other later published work of fiction) ...
Edward M. Lerner
... Lerner (born 1949) is a US author of science fiction and techno-thrillers ... "Grandpa?" was made into a short film, The Grandfather Paradox, and shown at the 2006 Balticon Science Fiction convention where it won the Best Film Award ... It was also a semifinalist at the 2006 Science Fiction Short Film Festival ...
Lloyd Biggle, Jr. - Career
... Both Biggle's science fiction and mystery stories have received international acclaim ... He was celebrated in science fiction circles as the author who introduced aesthetics into a literature known for its scientific and technological ... Among Biggle's enduring science fiction creations were the Interplanetary Relations Bureau and the Cultural Survey, both featured in novels and magazine stories ...
Science Fiction World-wide - Latin America
... Although there is still some controversy as to when science fiction began in Latin America, the earliest works date from the late 19th century ... Up to the 1960s, science fiction was the work of isolated writers who did not identify themselves with the genre, but rather used its elements to criticize society, promote ... This, in turn, led to the permanent emergence of science fiction in the 1960s and mid 1970s, notably in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Cuba ...
Unknown (magazine) - Influence
... Campbell insisted on the same rational approach to fantasy that he required of his science fiction writers, and in the words of Clareson, this led to the ... Clareson also suggests that Unknown influenced the science fiction that appeared in Astounding after Unknown folded ... Clareson further proposes that Galaxy Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction, two of the most important and successful science fiction ...

Famous quotes containing the words fiction and/or science:

    The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)

    Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!
    HonorĂ© De Balzac (1799–1850)