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The influence which both sets of series had on the media and society is unremarkable. One of the most prominent series in the U.K., Doctor Who, is the longest running science fiction show in the world. The show was so successful that many science fiction spin-off series emerged throughout the show’s history. Examples include other hugely successful science fiction series such as The Sarah Janes Aventures and Torchwood. Star Trek’s success has made it a cult phenomenon, spawning many references in pop-culture and the construction of the Klingon language (used by a certain species called Klingons in the series) (Day).
Review of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells I am currently reading a science Fiction novel called 'The Time Machine' by H.G.Wells. I understand the Science Fiction Genre to be literary works based on real and unreal science. My own definition of the Science Fiction Genre would be looking into the future to see what technological and scientific advances there may. Advances which will affect our society, the behaviour of individuals and how we live.
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Offering an explanation for what the effects of the new discoveries, happenings or developments will have on us in the future. Another key cornerstone of the genre, as described by Adam Roberts in The History of Science Fiction (2005) , is the encounter with ‘otherness’. Roberts argues that science fiction is a symbolist genre, different from other symbolist genres due to the fact that the symbols are rooted in science and pseudoscience. The point of the symbolic mediums used is to connect the voyage of the un-encountered with our own experience of being in the real world. This is the same effect Wells is trying to elicit from his readers by adhering to his law of science fiction writing.