Essay 1

What do we call SF?

I actually haven't read much Science-Fiction, or at least not for a while. My early culture in this genre comes exclusively from my father, who wasn't much a reader. To me, S-F was first and foremost video games, movies, and comics. And I think it's safe to claim that 19th century literary works and games [...]

By |2022-02-08T16:02:23-05:00February 8th, 2022|Essay 1, Maxime, What is SF|0 Comments

Sci-Fi is a worldview and methodology

I believe that, as any Genre, the spectrum of Sci-Fi is not self-defined. It is not the authors' intention to create "Sci-Fi films/novels" and thus get such a category, but that some works are shaped and referred to as "Sci-Fi" by cultural forces and contexts. Therefore, from a genre perspective, "science fiction" is flux. At [...]

By |2022-02-08T15:27:30-05:00February 8th, 2022|Essay 1, What is SF, Xiaoyu|0 Comments

What is science fiction?

Science fiction is a genre of fictional works that depict such fantasy content about science as future technology, time or space travel, parallel universes, artificial intelligence, etc. According to Isaac Asimov, science fiction is like a social experiment, depicting fictional societies. He sees science as the great and unifying principle of the earth, while using [...]

By |2022-02-08T13:34:09-05:00February 8th, 2022|Essay 1, What is SF|0 Comments

What is Science Fiction?

Science Fiction is rooted in material and historical actualities, which differentiates it from Fantasy or Myth. It looks at a world that we have defined as normal and reorders it. Many of the material players are present, satisfying the need to feel recognizable, but details have been altered pushing the narrative into a zone that [...]

By |2022-02-07T23:07:15-05:00February 7th, 2022|Essay 1, What is SF|0 Comments

Science Fiction – A safe zone for criticism

Science Fiction is about the concerns for “here”, it speculates about what the future will be like by exaggerating the existing conflicts at present. There are five elements for action cycle in the stage performance directing theory- Inciting incidents, Crisis, Catastrophe, Climax and Denouement. Science Fiction is like revealing the catastrophe and climax resulting from these [...]

By |2022-02-06T17:51:56-05:00February 6th, 2022|Essay 1, What is SF|0 Comments

The Nature of Sci-Fi

Science fiction, in its most basic sense, is a work of fiction which imagines greater scientific possibilities existing in a world, either one similar to our’s or wholly different, than can currently be found in our own world. But more than that, science fiction is an alternative way of imagining the universe and its ability [...]

By |2022-02-06T09:59:11-05:00February 6th, 2022|Alison, Essay 1|0 Comments

what is science fiction: a reflection

  Science fiction is a genre that considers futuristic expressions of utopia and disaster. It is an art form that stretches and tests the limits of what we hold true in the realms of time and space and is deeply reflective of the state of the world at present. Science fiction differs from mythology as [...]

By |2022-02-04T12:48:51-05:00February 4th, 2022|Essay 1, Mashael, What is SF|0 Comments

What is Science Fiction? 👽

I’ve got to be honest, my views on science fiction are very split. On the one hand, I find that science fiction has a propensity for being the home-genre of the type of authors who like to write unnecessarily complex pieces of absolutely mindless, inaccessible, boring bullshit. Such pieces tend to be full of weird [...]

By |2022-02-03T03:26:05-05:00February 1st, 2022|Essay 1, Huda N., What is SF|0 Comments

Science Fiction’s Metaphor

Science Fiction's Metaphor      Ursula K. Le Guin's definitions for science fiction are interesting and compelling. She mentions that science fiction is a “metaphor […] drawn from certain great dominants of our contemporary life—science, all the sciences, and technology, and the relativistic and the historical outlook”.  In this sense, it’s like any other form of [...]

By |2021-05-11T12:59:35-05:00February 12th, 2021|Essay 1, Paola E., What is SF|0 Comments
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