What Is Science Fiction?

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What is science fiction? Spacecraft, phasers, and aliens? Cyborgs and genetic mutants? Post-apocalyptic imaginings of a mundane world starved of resources? Is it fantasy based on uncertain and potentially disastrous scientific advances, as in The Invisivle Man of H. G. Wells? Is science fiction strictly limited to any particular time period? Is it speculative science, like in the case of Arthur C. Clarke’s fantastic yet poetically practical fiction, dealing with the ships, computers, and technological puzzles of space travel? Is it a satirical social dissection of technological growth, like the stories of Philip K. Dick? Is it a morality play, like the ethical discourses embedded in the stories of Orson Scott Card and Star Trek: The Next Generation?

The late, great Douglas Adams 1952 -2001 … and beyond!

As Douglas Adams might say, the answers may not matter as much as the questions we pose. Genres are fluid. The storytelling of Ray Bradbury did not…

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About Papatia

Papatia Feauxzar is an Author who holds a Master degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. She now works from home alhamdullilah. You can visit her website at www.djarabikitabs.com
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2 Responses to What Is Science Fiction?

  1. “Some of the most common subgenres of science fiction are: hard SF, soft or social SF, cyberpunk, time travel, alternate history, military SF, superhuman, apocalyptic, space opera, space western, speculative fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, and superhero. The list goes on. As the list grows, the question becomes more interesting: What is unique or distinctive about a narrative that qualifies it as science fiction?”

    Layla Abdullah-Poulos On Jan 22, 2016 5:44 PM, “Between Sisters, SVP!” wrote:

    > Papatia posted: ” ” >

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