Science fiction is meant to maintain an element of the human and real, in order to captivate its readers. There are many definitions of what counts as science fiction. One general set of conditions would be stories that pertain to the use of science and or technology (often set in the future), involving both partially true and partially fictitious scientific theories and laws. The subject should be different from that of the known past and present, often containing a human element. Offering an explanation for what the effects of the new discoveries, happenings or developments will have on us in the future.
“Science Fiction” or “Speculative Fiction” as fiction or film that portrays “a changed world that has not yet come into being”. This “change” has to be significantly different, and “consistent with the... arguments of contemporary science” including extensions of current scientific thinking for a text to qualify. Common motifs in Science Fiction include space travel, alien visitors, machines, urban jungles, alternate energy forms, nuclear explosions, weapons, and colonies in bio-domes on other planets; all of which mirror the dreams and inventions of industrialised society. (Hubpages) To wrap this up, Guardians of the galaxy, Men in Black, the hitchhiker guide to the galaxy are amazing examples of science fiction. In the story vogons are an example of aliens.
In Fahrenheit 451 the author Ray Bradbury makes an argument for societies need to consider that the outcomes of science fiction might become realities. The origin of science fiction '…evolved from the industrial revolution that spawned notions of the rockets, robots, time machines, computers, satellites, matter-transports, and the like'; (Johnson 6). Science Fiction has dramatically changed over the years form total destruction of the earth, to more of a wonderful place to live. We should '…consider events…rationally and is concerned with the impact of change on people'; (Gunn and Boucher 1). There have been two events in history which has change science fiction into what is today, the '…explosion of the first atomic bomb and landing on the moon'; (Gunn and Boucher 5).
The genre for this film is science fiction. This means people are expecting to see space ships, good or evil aliens, machines, future technology. The audience would also expect to hear or see special effects. Significant objects would be spacecraft and associated objects, laboratories and scientific items. Characters would be normally men and women, who are often playing the role as scientist and researchers.
Perhaps one of the most versatile genres in films, television, books, artwork and any number of things today is science fiction. Many times I have seen a sci-fi movie filed under comedy or drama. That is one of the major things that has led to my love for science fiction, the simple fact that it can be so much more than just science fiction. I would like to present a definition of what science fiction is in this paper. My definition will not be exact, because so many people have a different idea of what counts as sci-fi and, not only that, but we may have found yet another venue for science fiction by the time this paper is complete.
From catastrophic cyberpunk to futuristic space opera, science fiction texts remain perennial favourites with readers. Science fiction extends scientific principles in a fictional sense to form the plot while catering to society’s ever changing scientific interests. Early sci-fi employed slow-paced storylines and wishfully extrapolated every technological breakthrough. However, more recent texts have a stronger foundation in scientific theory, and serve as a critical mirror to the advances of humanity. Despite the constant revolution of the sci-fi genre, good science fiction is and always will be characterised by scientific principles, creative fiction and analytical social commentary.
Advances which will affect our society, the behaviour of individuals and how we live. In modern day, Science fiction is a very popular kind of imaginative literature. Science Fiction is the genre that asks ' What if?' It is a genre to infinite possibilities. By 'Science Fiction' I mean Jules Verne, H.G.Wells and Edgar Allan Poe type of story.
Because science fiction’s primary focus is science, it comes naturally that it becomes the main focus of the story. The way an author decides to depict the use of science varies greatly from story to story. Some may choose to use science in a good way, while others may show the negative impacts science could have. In “Nine Lives” by Ursula Le Guin and “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne each author shows how characters can be connected or driven apart by science. “Nine Lives” is a story that takes place on the planet Libra, where two men, Pugh and Martin, go to work.
Science Fiction is a form of fantastic literature that attempts to portray, in rational or realistic terms, future times and environments that are different from our own. It will nevertheless show an awareness of the concerns of the times in which it is written and provide implicit commentary on contemporary society, exploring the effects, material and psychological; that any new technologies may have upon it. Any further changes that take place in this society, as well as any extrapolated future events or occurrences, will have their basis in measured and considered theory, scientific or otherwise. Science Fiction authors will use their strange and imaginative environments as a testing ground for new ideas, considering in full the implications
You don’t say it because it isn’t true, that is twisting the words of a well-respected person and the blame falls on him. I like to call the media “pseudoscientists” sometimes because they sure think they know what they are talking about and sometimes they even think they are scientists themselves. Sure some may understand basic chemistry or biology or even astronomy, but that doesn’t mean they know enough about the particular project they are presenting to make their own assumptions and feed them to people that don’t know anything about science.