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  • The History Of Science Fiction

    romance, historical, non-fiction, science fiction, and many others. A genre is grouped together when there is something similar between the different books or movies. No matter what genre someone looks at there is something that catches their eyes and makes them like it. A genre that has a lot of eye-catching characteristics is science fiction. Science fiction is a way to express all the possibilities that can happen to an event, and over the history of science fiction, there are many different examples of what people think it is. Science fiction is a hard genre to describe.…

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  • Science Fiction Writing: Fiction Or Prediction?

    Science Fiction Writing: Fiction or Prediction? Much like a window into our future’s worst nightmares, the science fiction genre allows one to get that “based on a true story” horror movie feel for what could happen to the world we know. The books and stories that fall upon this category are not supposed to be a foolproof, flawless prediction of the daily lives of future generations, but do often hold some truth in the erratic world of tomorrow since they are frequently based on real events.…

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  • Science Fiction Analysis

    Understanding Science Fiction as a genre, as well as a device to tell stories that consider a potential future, begins not with understanding science but rather understanding the ways in which humans have and continue to perceive and govern the world. We are a curious species, one that has been innovating existence since the first anthropoid apes and questioning our place in the larger universe since the first remnants of religion. Currently we are at a point in history where we believe our…

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  • Science Fiction Dystopia Analysis

    Science Fiction Dystopian Governments Would you be willing to live in a futuristic society that violently forces you to conform by forcing you to fight other people, in order to win your family food, and penalizes you with ostracization or even death? The genre of sci-fi and theme of dystopian fiction can be portrayed through various mediums, such as television, film, and novels in order to portray important themes. Novels such as Huxley’s Brave New World urge the readerto value individualism…

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  • Commonalities In Science Fiction

    Defiance is Continuation Literature is a vast expanse, it crosses thousands of topics and ideas that covers themes from propaganda to aliens. Due to this trait, deciphering between the varying types of literature requires finding commonalities that exist between them. One particular type of literature, science fiction, in my opinion, is literature that questions the reality of life and the possibility of alternate futures. All science fiction-themed stories focus on aspects of life that…

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  • Science Fiction Vs Absurdist Fiction

    Science Fiction vs Absurdist Fiction: A Battle of Genres When classifying a piece of literature, it is imperative to consider its genre. A text’s genre can answer the unknown inquiries that a reader may come up with. For example, a genre can explain why a book is written this way, why it contains such language, and why certain plot elements are the way they are. Science Fiction and Absurdist Fiction are two noteworthy genres to consider. Science Fiction is classified as “literature of the…

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  • Flowers For Algernon: Science Or Science Fiction?

    This novel received the Nebula Award for Best Novel of the year, which was awarded by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Additionally, it is acknowledged as a work of science fiction. Yet, nowhere in the book does it mention aliens, outer space, or mutated superhumans derived from a science experiment gone wrong. Unlike the typical science fiction story, Daniel Keyes focuses on the impact that science and technology has had on the protagonist, rather than the world. Though this story does…

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  • George Orwell's Criticism Of Science Fiction

    Science Fiction is defined as fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes. Many of these types of novels portray a dystopian future society as seen in George Orwell’s 1984. Other works portray monsters like in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Or they deal with time travel, and aliens like the novel Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. In any case, there are a multitude of stories that can be categorized in this one genre. With each…

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  • Hard Science Fiction Analysis

    The Martian: Hard or Soft Science Fiction? A popular interest among science lovers today is an interest in Mars, possibly because we are becoming much closer to being able to send people there. One of the most popular, and most recent, works regarding Mars is The Martian, a novel by Andy Weir that later was adapted to film by Ridley Scott. The main story is that astronaut and botanist, Mark Watney, is abandoned on Mars by his crew after being struck by flying debris in a large sandstorm. There,…

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  • Science Fiction Definition

    comes to mind when people think science fiction? In reality, this depends on what literature the person has had experience with. I think you could accurately guess that the first thing a lot of people might come up with would be Hunger Games. However, some people might bring out more classic literature like War of the Worlds. You can confuse yourself more by asking someone what science fiction is. Everyone seems to have their own opinions on this subject and you might even start a fiery…

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