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What is Science Fiction

Science fiction imagines alternate realities and beings marked by technological and scientific advances impossible or not yet present on Earth. The genre’s creative world building enables readers to shed their terrestrial ways of thinking and contemplate new definitions of existence. Often, science fiction forces us to consider a reality in which “we are not alone” [...]

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What is Science Fiction?

Science fiction portrays a reality that is beyond what is currently our own. This reality may be presented in the form of an alternate or expanded present or past, or an imagined future.  Through the exploration and use of metaphors of other-worldly elements and events, and predicted technological advances or outcomes, Science Fiction deals in [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:40:45-05:00September 13th, 2016|F16, Samantha, What is SF|0 Comments

What is science fiction

I would describe science fiction as stories that extend the boundaries of the possible. While fantasy requires us to suspend our disbelief entirely, science fiction asks only that we consider what could happen within a tenable, even if potentially different, reality. From this broad description of what science fiction does, the distinction between it and [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:40:45-05:00September 13th, 2016|F16, Jane, What is SF|0 Comments

Science Fiction as Inspiration and Mirror

According to Merriam Webster, science fiction is: "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." Wikipedia states that science fiction is "a genre of speculative fiction typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as futuristic science and technology, space [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:40:45-05:00September 13th, 2016|F16, Stacy, What is SF|0 Comments
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