Essay about Science Fiction : Fiction And Fiction

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Merriam Webster Dictionary defines science fictions as “fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals or having a scientific factor as an essential orienting component.” Perhaps a better definition was given by the famed science fiction anthologist, Groff Conklin (1958) , stating “science fiction consists of stories in which one or more definitely scientific notion or theory or actual discovery is extrapolated, played with, embroidered on, in a non-logical, or fictional sense, and thus carried beyond the realm of the immediately possible in an effort to see how much fun the author and reader can have exploring the imaginary outer reaches of a given idea 's potentialities”. Science fiction writer and astrophysicist, Gregory Benford said “science fiction is a controlled way to think and dream about the future. An integration of the mood and attitude of science (the objective universe) with the fears and hopes that spring from the unconscious. Anything that turns you and your social context, the social you, inside out. Nightmares and visions, always outlined by the barely possible”. Christopher McKitterick, director of Kansas University Center for the Study of
Science Fiction said that “It is the literature of human species encounter change and the literature of ideas and philosophy about answer “what if?”. I believe Science fiction provides us a window to our distant future. NEW PARAGRAPH HERE?  Science fictions is…

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