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What is Science Fiction?. Generally, it is defined as “stories that tell about the future by blending scientific data and theory with the author’s creative imagination,” (. The Language of Literature . ID: 696869

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Science Fiction


What is Science Fiction?

Generally, it is defined as “stories that tell about the future by blending scientific data and theory with the author’s creative imagination,” (The Language of Literature


This genre is very broad—it includes many very different stories.


Key Elements

Set in the future

Theoretically plausible


Often predict future technological developments, and even inspire them!

Presents some kind of prediction or warning

about the futureThis is usually considered the theme.


Other Common Elements

Space travel

/ exploration



often the product of radiation, like Godzilla

Futuristic technologyWeapons, computers, and especially

ROBOTS!The word “robot” was coined by a SciFi writer


That sounds a lot like Fantasy!

Yes and no:

Both involve a lot of imagination!


no magical or impossible elements are used in SF

Fantasy plots can include magic, dragons, unicorns, etc.

Fantasy might be considered an escape from reality, with

no predictions or warnings

, while SF is meant to be a reminder of what is happening in the world today.


“Science fiction is a depiction of

the real.

Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal


~R. Bradbury

SF plots can be explained through science

The science used usually doesn’t currently exist. Instead,



that it could exist

at some point in the future.

SF authors are known for often being RIGHT!


***SF is rarely written just for fun***

There is usually an underlying theme, or ‘moral,’ that acts as a warning to the reader.SF writers take things that already exist

and imagine what could happen in the future if we stay on the same path. Hint: It’s not usually good.

In this way, SF works as a



social commentary

The author is trying to tell us how the way we live is going wrong


Science ran too far ahead of us too quickly, and the people got lost in a mechanical wilderness,” ~R. Bradbury (

The Language of Literature



Some famous SF authors

George Orwell1984, Animal Farm

Jules Verne

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,

Around the World in 80 Days,

Journey to the Center of the EarthH.G.WellsThe War of the Worlds

Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451“The Pedestrian”Isaac AsimovArthur C. Clarke

Jules Verne

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