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Science And Religion : Science Fiction

- In the world in which we live in today, science and religion as a whole are considered to be opposites. While many have tried to combine the two to make a cohesive argument as to how the world came to be and the rules that guide it, for example creationism, the general consensus is that the two are completely separate sets of beliefs that do not complement each other. While this is a popular opinion in today’s world, the science fiction genre does not cater to the real world. One of science fiction’s most identifiable qualities is that it does not confine to reality or society’s rules of universal order....   [tags: Frankenstein, Science fiction, Paradise Lost]

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Science Fiction : A Space Odyssey

- The History of science fiction is one of mankind’s richest forms of true expression, captured by the imagination. Even as make-believe as science fiction may be seem in its time, It more often than not plays on real life concepts and cultural issues of mankind’s present day climate, only slightly skewed from reality. It is these concepts that have the power to immerse audiences into something so rich that it’s slightly slanted factuality, from reality, causes little concern. Science fiction plays on concepts of paranoia, anxieties, invasion and exploration that are often at the centre of social and cultural issues of modern day life here on Earth....   [tags: Frankenstein, Science fiction, Novel]

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Science Fiction : A Genre Of Speculative Fiction

- When hearing the term “science fiction” one would imagine a film filled with unrealistic gadgets, humans with super powers and even technology of the future. However, science fiction is much more than that. Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction dealing with whimsical concepts such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space and time travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life. Over time, this genre has changed and thrived due to an increase in available technology and science which led to an increase in special effects and filming techniques....   [tags: Science fiction, Science fiction film, Metropolis]

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Themes in Science Fiction

- Over the many years of English literature and various forms of media, the ideals of the times and of the creators of these works have changed; some drastically, some possibly not as much. The genre of science fiction is no exception. Take, for example, two of the most widely-known science fiction novels in the history of English literature: The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, written in the late 1800s in Victorian England by H.G. Wells—novels which, quite arguably, revolutionized the science fiction genre—and their modern theatrical counterparts....   [tags: science fiction, persuasive]

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The Issue Of Science Fiction

- You Must be This Daedalean to Join Perhaps most of what is considered “science fiction” today do not deserve such a prestigious title. Rather, they should fall under the genre of space adventure, or one of the many fantasy genres. This is what Philip K. Dick argues in an essay titled My Definition of Science Fiction. He regards stories that simply take place in the future—typically in space—cannot automatically be considered science fiction even if they involve advanced technologies beyond our current understanding of the universe....   [tags: Science fiction, Fiction, Short story, Mind]

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The Popularity Of Science Fiction

- By the 1950s, the film industry was in full swing, and going to the movies became a routine pastime for many. One way in which studios kept audiences returning to movie theatres occurred with the development of science fiction films. Though science fiction films had already been around for decades with films such as A Trip to the Moon and Frankenstein, it became an overwhelmingly popular genre and was in its prime throughout the 1950s. The production of science fiction films drew audiences in, becoming one of the most significant genres of the decade....   [tags: World War II, Nuclear weapon, Science fiction]

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Science Fiction Differences Between Britain and America

- “Live long and prosper” may be the words which bring back good memories for the average geek in America but this may not be the case for a typical British geek. This is despite the fact that science fiction series in television have been hugely popular in both the U.S. and the U.K. all throughout history. After the 1960s, ‘New Wave’ science fiction began to take over television screens. ‘New Wave’ refers to science fiction which was characterized by a high degree of experimentation (Wolfe). It was during this time when the U.S and the U.K started to telecast science fiction series which had a huge impact on society....   [tags: Science Fiction]

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The Science Fiction Genre Of Frankenstein And Blade Runner

- The science fiction genre has changed drastically over the past hundred years. From simple beginnings with painted backgrounds, the genre has adapted to special effects by the updating technology. Even films that share the similarity of genre can differ vastly from each other. An example of this would be the science fiction films Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931) and Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982). While these two films share the same genre they do not share much else. The time period between the two films creates a gap between the overall look and storyline....   [tags: Science fiction, Science fiction film]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' The ' Of The New Weird Science Fiction '

- Nextopia: Futures in Fiction In order to clearly and effectively discuss literature, there exists a series of terms that are generally agreed upon. These terms serve as a shorthand when discussing aspects of a written work. They include a list of literary devises, genres, subgenres, and periods during which a work was written. These external structures are an integral part of literary theory and criticism. Occasionally the popular terms and methods of classification fall short, especially when new variants of old themes, or new social ideas, appear in writing....   [tags: Science fiction, Fiction, Novel, Literature]

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The Pernicious Pandemic : What Makes An Apocalyptic Science Fiction Thriller Successful?

- The Pernicious Pandemic What makes an apocalyptic science fiction thriller successful. Science fiction is a lasting genre filled with everything from aliens to zombies to time travel. People everywhere are constantly excited to see what the latest Sci Fi thriller is going to inquire about next. Science fiction can relate to just about any topic, but to be successful and exciting, there are a few key aspects that need to be included into the story. In the film Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh in 2011, there is an outbreak of the MEV-1 virus, and it becomes a horrendous pandemic within weeks....   [tags: Science fiction, Science fiction film]

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The Changing Role of Science Fiction

-    Science fiction means a lot of things to a lot of different people, thus a variety of definitions have arisen to allow for this. Perhaps the most simple of these can be found in the The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which states that science fiction is "fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals" (652). Most of academia, however, prefers an extended version from Darko Suvin, who says SF is: A literary genre whose necessary and sufficient conditions are the presence and interaction of estrangement and cognition, and whose main formal device is an imaginative framework alternative to the author's empirical environmen...   [tags: Science Fiction Essays]

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Ray Bradbury : The Father Of The Science Fiction Genre

- Weiner 1 Ray Bradbury is considered by many as the father of the science fiction genre. However many believe he used his stories to criticize racism, technology, censorship, nuclear war, and human values. Many of his works were influenced by childhood experiences, his love of technology and his vivid imagination. He was known primarily for his science fiction short stories. Two of them are “Dark They Were and Golden Eyed,” and “A Sound of Thunder.” Both of these stories fall into the classification of Science Fiction, but they are set in different time frames and different places....   [tags: Time travel, Science fiction, Ray Bradbury]

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Science Fiction: Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Independence Day

- The genre of what is called science fiction has been around since The Epic of Gilgamesh (earliest Sumerian text versions BCE ca. 2150-2000). The last 4000 years has evolved science fiction and combined it with all categories of genres comprising action, comedy, horror, drama, and adventure in many different ways. From chest bursting aliens, to robot assassins sent back in time science fiction has successfully captured the imagination of nearly everyone that has been introduced to it. The movies Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Independence Day are both examples of films created with the idea of advanced life existing outside the boarders of our own world....   [tags: science fiction, extraterrestrial life]

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The Genre Of Science Fiction

- The Genre of Science Fiction      Science Fiction has been interpreted by many in a wrong way. Most people feel that the author is just in love with the future. However this is not the truth in most science fiction novels. The majority of Science Fiction books are more about the horrors of the future. 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)....   [tags: Science fiction Literature Bradbury Essays]

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Science Fiction: the Art of the Possible in Ray Bradbury's Sound of Thunder

- ... “‘Today, before our journey, we sent Lesperance here back with the Machine. He came to this particular era and followed certain animals... Time doesn't permit that sort of mess-­a man meeting himself...You felt the Machine jump just before we stopped. That was us passing ourselves on the way back to the Future. We saw nothing’”. Trip after trip back in time, all of the passengers were searching for a thrill. While doing so, they observed a whole new world. These individuals discovered knowledge on both their time and the time of the dinosaurs....   [tags: science fiction, time travel, safari]

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Facing Our Fears in Science Fiction

- Facing Our Fears in Science Fiction The dead are walking. They lumber and limp, feet scraping against the asphalt. Suddenly, they lunge and tear down into soft, warm, vulnerable flesh with startling speed. Not far behind, oozing inside-out hellhounds growl around razor fangs, stalking with murderous intent. All because of an innocent little airborne chemical weapon…This can’t be happening, this would never happen, right. It may sound far fetched, and it is. These horrifying creatures grace the screen of current blockbuster hit, Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse....   [tags: Science Fiction Films Books Essays Papers]

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Importance Of Science Fiction ( Sf )

- 1.1. The importance of science fiction (SF) in our time is on the increase. First, there are strong indications that its popularity in the leading industrial nations (United States, USSR, United Kingdom, Japan) has risen sharply over the last 100 years, despite all the local and short-range fluctuations. SF has particularly affected such key strata or groups of modern society as college graduates, young writers, and the avant-garde of general readers appreciative of new sets of values. This is a significant cultural effect which goes beyond any merely quantitative census....   [tags: Fiction, Literature, Utopia, Genre]

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The Popularity of Science Fiction

- “Science fiction is the major non-realistic mode of imaginative creation of the human age. It is the principal cultural way humans locate themselves imaginatively in time and space” (Franklin 2). Science fiction’s domain is based on the possible. It ranges from the present Earth the human mind knows to the limits of any possible universes the human imagination can project, whether its the past, present, future, or alternative time-space continuums (Franklin 1). Science fiction embraces the American ideology of technological utopianism such as beliefs that technological advances will improve human and social cultural relations fiercely....   [tags: non realistic mode, imagination, fiction]

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Science in Science Fiction

- Science fiction has been defined many different ways over the years, though no clear definition has come out on top. There are many different aspects to science fiction and what it consists of. The most popular and recognizable characteristics are science, technology, time travel, scientific method, different worlds, and catastrophe. By including these it helps the reader identify the story as a work of science fiction. Because science fiction’s primary focus is science, it comes naturally that it becomes the main focus of the story....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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Science Fiction: The Role of Technology

- Science fiction never ceases to amaze me as I take great enjoyment in exploring these creative universes. I have always had a great interest in military science fiction for its take on technological innovation and critical analysis. Military science fiction in general is very speculative about future of technology and warfare. The military science fiction genre also serves as a critique of contemporary politics as it deals with many of the same issues that go on today. This has made military science fiction one if the most well respected genres of science fiction for it ability to indirectly criticize modern society....   [tags: Technology ]

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Designer Baby : A Science Fiction

- If you were to ask someone, “Do you think in the future, that we as a society will have the ability to have designer babies?” One’s initial thought would be “no,” however with the rise of science and technology, this is becoming a possibility. After human cloning became a thing, designer babies had to become the next thing. Designer babies used to be pure science fiction, but not anymore, since Kim Kardashian and Kayne West have done with their latest child as well as Chrissy Teigen and John Legend....   [tags: DNA, Genetics, Human, Gene]

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The Rise of Science Fiction

- “Science fiction is the major non-realistic mode of imaginative creation of the human epoch. It is the principal cultural way humans locate themselves imaginatively in time and space” (Franklin 2). Science fiction’s domain is based on the possible. It ranges from the present Earth the human mind knows to the limits of any possible universes the human imagination can project, whether its the past, present, future, or alternative time-space continuums (Franklin 1). Science fiction embraces the American ideology of technological utopianism like beliefs that technological advances will improve human and social cultural relations fiercely and imagines alternative worlds where current developments...   [tags: technology, atomic bomb, freedom]

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The Influence of Science Fiction

- Films do and have always reflected society because they show what's important to people. Films demonstrate fads and hot button issues. Film is not only a piece of art but also a tool of social reform as it expresses the feelings of humans and their idea of contemporary society. Films are the mirror that reflect the society. They are controlled by powerful forces that filter information to the public as well as reflect their fears. This has been held true in the film industry for many decades. For example, when society had a fear of widespread crime then there were many films that reflected the police catching the criminals....   [tags: Film Genres, Communism]

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District 9 as Science Fiction

- I am unconvinced that District 9 is a science fiction movie. I’m not entirely sure where District 9 falls in the spectrum of movie genres, but I feel that its different styles and emphases make it a hybrid of SF and Monster elements encased in a Historically analogical Narrative. In my attempt to definitively determine which genre I would place District 9, I referred to Sobchack for aid in defining the difference between Science Fiction and other closely related genres, like Horror or Monster films....   [tags: Movie Analysis]

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The Evolution of Science Fiction

- Despite decades between their writings, the similarities between H.G. Wells and P.K. Dick are numerous and include the fact that both authors were far ahead of their time, had aspirations regarding the universe and a future electronic era to come, had a theme revolving around a distant planet, and challenged humanity. Both science fiction authors were beyond their time. Wells had the capability of “lifting up our fathers’ hearts with hopes, exciting them with the feeling that a new world was at the point of being born and they were to inherit it“ (Dickson 17)....   [tags: Literature ]

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Science Fiction Literary Works

- Science Fiction Literary Works Introduction Science fiction is one of the most popular branches in the modern literature. At the same time, the origin of science fiction literature dates back to ancient times, when ancient writer attempted to represent their ideas in fictional forms and unite these fictional forms with their knowledge of the real life. In the course of time, the science fiction literature evolved consistently but it remained always focused on the representation of ideas, concepts and beliefs of writers, which were different from those that dominated in the real life but which were often closely intertwined with the real life or represented an alternative to various real lif...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Science Fiction and Fantasy

- Science Fiction For the science fiction portion of this paper, I choose to use the definition of Isaac Asimov. Modern science fiction is the only form of literature that consistently considers the nature of the changes that face us, the possible consequences, and the possible solutions. That branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advantage upon human beings. This definition reflects the both the experiences I have had reading the genre, as well as the probable themes of most other science fiction works....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Definitions, Functions]

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American and British Science Fiction in Television

- “Live long and prosper” may be the words which bring back good memories for the average geek in America but this may not be the case for a typical British geek. This is despite the fact that science fiction series in television have been hugely popular in both the U.S. and the U.K. all throughout history. After the 1960s, ‘New Wave’ science fiction began to take over television screens. ‘New Wave’ refers to science fiction which was “characterized by a high degree of experimentation” (Wolfe). It was during this time when the U.S and the U.K started to telecast science fiction series which had a huge impact on society....   [tags: Integration into Culture]

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The Elements Of Science Fiction In Asimov's Foundation

- The Elements of Science Fiction in Asimov's Foundation The Elements of Science Fiction in Asimov's Foundation [This essay explores those characteristics of the novel Foundation, which are peculiar to the genre of Science Fiction.] The most fundamental and obvious element of Science Fiction is its dependence on imagined technological advancements. The SF writer exploits the gap between scientific theory and practice to create a world, or at least circumstances, very different from our own reality and yet very believable because of the scientific ‘logic' behind it all....   [tags: Isaac Asimov]

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Science Fiction and Its Effects on Social

- Science fiction has over years produced some of the greatest novels in the world since the time of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New York world and George Orwell’s 1984.A good number of these authors seems to reach a consensus that there is watertight evidence that science fiction merits have long been discussed in the critical circles as well. In as much, a lot of emphasis has been given to the specifically paid genre’s strong information. According to Kingsley () there is adopted focus in the new study that is considered a cornerstone in the science –fiction critism.He says that the genre tries to achieve a way of dramatizing social inquiry that provides a cultural tendencies which can be easily b...   [tags: discourse, criticism, critics]

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Sci Fi (Science Fiction) and Fantasy

- ... Many ancient beliefs from different cultures featured fantastic creatures and places and people with incredible magical powers. Gulliver’s Travels, written in 1726 by Jonathan Swift is considered one of the first true Science Fantasy novels. It is a tale about a man encountering all sorts of strange and seemingly otherworldly things during his trips. In the early nineteenth century Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published, a book featuring a ‘mad scientist’ and his experiment gone wrong. This would later become a classic plot line used in many science fiction films....   [tags: creative, future, reader, viewer]

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Science Fiction: The Making of a Super Soldier

- If you’re in love with comic books, with cartoons or read science fiction books about superheros. I’m pretty sure you’ve read or saw one about a super soldier. The idea of having a super soldier in real life would be surreal. What you could use the soldier would change war and battle strategies. Forcing soldiers to come up with different strategies. It would also force the enemy as well to change its battle plan or probably fleeing back. Super soldiers are those who are strong and able to resist anything and anyone....   [tags: comic books, cartoons ]

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The Matrix Is A Science Fiction And Special Effects

- The Matrix is a 1999 action film, noted for its science fiction and special effects, about the life of an individual who has been chosen to discover the truth of the world he lived in and eventually save all humanity from the enslavement of their minds in the Matrix. The story begins with an average computer programmer, named Thomas Anderson, who begins to notice strange occurrences as he dabbles in deeper into the secretive life of computer hacking and illegal software encryption through the nickname ‘Neo’....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Theravada]

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A Science Fiction Movie, By Justin Timberlake

- In Time is a science-fiction movie that was released in 2011 that starred Justin Timberlake. In the movie, the citizens are genetically modified to stop aging at twenty five years old and their clock starts at one day, signaling that they have one day left to live. The only way the citizens can gain more time is by earning it, borrow it from others, or steal it. The time on their arm not only signifies the citizen’s time left, but it also equals currency in this system. Will Salas, played by Justin Timberlake, is the main character and lives in the ghetto division of the society....   [tags: Karl Marx, Marxism, Sociology]

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Technological Influences on Early Science Fiction

- Science fiction is filled with a wide variety of technologies. Sometimes the technology presented is merely a transposition of existing technologies into the story. At other times, the author takes existing technologies and extrapolates potential novel technology with uncanny accuracy. In both cases, existing technologies have an obvious impact upon the author. Written during the first generation of electronic computers, Starman Jones (1953) and "A Logic Named Joe" (1946) provide excellent examples of both these cases....   [tags: Technology ]

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The Space Elevator: Science Fiction to Science Fact

- In the recent century what used to be science fiction is quickly becoming a reality. Things like the space shuttle, super computers and robots are coming out of Hollywood and into the real world. The most recent projection is the space elevator project. It consists of a 62,000 mile long cable elevator to the stars. This project which was previously believed to be impossible and absurd is now on the fast track to success. This recent success can be attributed to both new technological developments and the fact that project barriers are being demolished....   [tags: Technology]

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Science Fiction Legends: Star Trek

- Star Trek took the world by storm with its futuristic scenarios and outlandish ideas, which opened up the doors for science fiction in America as it gained recognition and popularity all across the world. It started as a television series in the 1960’s to becoming a multi-billion dollar franchise including 5 television series, 12 movies, and selling a magnitude of merchandise (Star Trek). People tend to look past the fact that Star Trek was so influential on the world, all they see is men and women in weird suits fighting aliens in space....   [tags: 1960's TV shows]

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Science Fiction Movie: Time Machines

- Don't you wish you can go back to your favorite childhood memories. What if we can go back to this timeline by building a machine that can do that. A machine that can take you to any time is called a time machine. A time machine is an advanced device that can take you to any time point like the past or future. It has been shown in movies, animated shows and books. A time machine is described as a concept of moving between different points in time of a manner in space. Time machines are seen as a generally theoretical invention and not proven to work....   [tags: future, childhood memories]

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Depictions of Intelligence in Science Fiction

- To most ancient peoples, Mars was a god, harbinger of war and destruction. While our knowledge of the nature of Mars changed greatly over the ensuing centuries, the attraction Mars holds for the human imagination never waned and continues to our day. Since the discovery that Mars was in fact a planet similar to Earth, the idea that it might harbor intelligent life has enthralled many people. Thus it is only natural that science fiction authors, those members of the human race who put into print the imagination of the species, should turn much of their efforts to speculation about the form and nature of such life....   [tags: Literature Mars Outer Space Essays]

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Characteristics of Good Science Fiction

- 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....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bloodchild: Oppression in Science Fiction

- Bloodchild: Oppression in Science Fiction Throughout American literary history, nearly every form of literature has covered the topic of slavery and black oppression in America. From William Lloyd Garrison’s abolitionist papers to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s controversial Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, the exploration of the black position in America has been a theme that engrossed generations. In the past century, as science fiction has established its place in the literary genre, authors such as Octavia Butler have become increasingly popular....   [tags: Butler Bloodchild Essays]

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The Science Fiction Villain Treatment

- The Science Fiction Villain Treatment Alfred Hitchcock once said "The better the villain, the better the film" and this year's Hollywood filmmakers have abided by this golden rule as there was no stopping this year's blockbusters from having a whole horde of villainous characters spreading their wings onto the big screen, making the darker side more appealing for audiences. Everybody has gone villain this year, from Tom Cruise, Halle Berry to Spiderman's sworn enemy Dr Octopus, played by Alfred Molina....   [tags: Papers]

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Naval Authors' Contributions to Science Fiction and Postmodernism

- The influence of the navy on literature is not necessarily a traditional topic in Western canon. The issue of maritime concerns can be traced as far back as Homer's Odyssey with a military leader taking the role of the protagonist. It is not just through content that naval concerns have influenced Western literature, but through the experiences of authors in serving their nations. Soldiers and veterans have long turned to literature during and following service, for a variety of reasons. It is in the twentieth century that American sailors began to seriously influence the genres in which they wrote....   [tags: literary analysis, navy]

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Literary Review of Sexuality and Gender in Science Fiction Literature

- Literary Review My argument is that SF literature offers a utopian hope for the future where individual differences are no longer criticized. To conduct this literature review I used multiple information sources to examine issues of gender and sexuality within science fiction literature. None of these sources claim to have produced a conclusive work on the interpretation of gender and sexuality in SF. Some of what I have read seems to be a general overview while some is more focused, but everything clearly references other theorists, studies and texts to back up the arguments made....   [tags: Masculinity, Utopia, Queer Narratives]

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The Father of Science Fiction: Herbert George Wells

- Biographical Summary Herbert George Wells was an English author from the 19th century who was born in London, England. H.G. Wells was born on September 21st, 1866 in the county of Kent. He was the youngest child of four in his family and was called Bertie from a young age. Wells wrote in many genres including politics, history, social commentary and contemporary novels. He is best known for his work in the Science Fiction genre, sometimes referred to as “The Father of Science Fiction”. His father, Joseph Wells was a shopkeeper and played cricket professionally at the time H.G....   [tags: biography, darwinism, Dr. Moreau]

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Science Fiction : Rocket Ship X M.

- On 20 July, 1969 Americans landed the first man on the moon; officially ending the space race between the former Soviet Union and the United States. This however was not completed over night. The conflict between the two super powers spanned over two decades and was not only about interplanetary travel but the pride that was to follow. Science fiction played a major role in inspiring the western population of what was to come of space travel and our future. Films and novels about space exploration tended to attempt to remain more realistic in their content and the way that space travel was depicted....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, World War II, Cold War]

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H. G. Wells: Inventing the Science Fiction Genre

- When reading novels about time travel, invisibility, and extraterrestrial beings, one would most likely assume that these novels have been written in the modern day. Interestingly, novels about these scientific topics were written by author H. G. Wells in the late 19th century. H. G. Wells is well-known as “a man ahead of his time,” being recognized for writing novels about advanced scientific concepts that had never crossed the minds of other people who lived during his lifetime. In addition to being knowledgeable in the sciences, H....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Time Travel, Invisibility]

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The Prospects of Artificial Intelligence: Science Fiction or Reality?

- The Prospects of Artificial Intelligence: Science Fiction or Reality. The final scene from Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey in which a supercomputer that runs the entire space shuttle begs the main character not to unplug him because it hurts him, is so vivid and at the same time amazingly frightening. The idea that humans will be able to build true artificial replicas of themselves has been consequently appealing to human vanity and has been alive ever since the famous novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly....   [tags: space odyssey, intelligent machines]

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Science Fiction Movies Take a Leap: 3-D Technology

- Science fiction movies have taken a leap with the use of its new technology: 3D. With the help of 3-D camera systems, projectors, sound effects, and shutter glasses, film makers have been able to improve science fiction movies, captivating audiences of all ages. It was not until 2004 when 3-D technology regained its popularity after having a thwarted emergence during the 1920s. The first 3-D movie was produced in 1922. Although Avatar is considered the best 3-D film ever made, several movie critics disagree, arguing that “House of Wax”, produced in 1923, has been the best 3-D movie so far....   [tags: Technology ]

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Fan Culture in Sports and Science Fiction Enthusiasts in the 1920s

- The term “fan” was originally used to describe sports fans during the nineteenth century and was later adopted by science fiction enthusiasts in the 1920s. The term “fan,” however, is used for describing a type of person who is enthusiastic, or fanatic about a certain subject. Popular fan culture, nicknamed “fandoms,” have become an integral part of society in many countries, and have connected people sharing a common interest through online communities where they can freely discuss fan related topics....   [tags: fanatic, fandom, media]

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Invasive Species Of A Science Fiction Movie Right? Wrong !

- Foreign species from a far away land invading American soil and causing great amounts of destruction. Sounds like something out of a science fiction movie right. Wrong. Invasive species exist in the world and are a very real threat to the American citizens ' way of life. The nations culture, resources, economic growth, waterways, forest’s s and even as personal as citizens backyard are all at risk of being damaged beyond repair. Invasive species affect the nations environment by causing major environmental damage, spreading disease, proliferating at high rates, consuming a vast quantity of the key resources needed for trade and other essential aspects of society....   [tags: Invasive species, Introduced species]

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Is Cloning And Genetic Modification Be Popular Ideas? Science Fiction?

- Cloning and genetic modification have been popular ideas in science fiction for many years. Cloning defined as the process of making a genetically identical copy of an organism. The process consists of the artificial fertilization, with the identical genetic material, of a donor egg, followed by the placement of that egg into a surrogate uterus. Genetic modification is defined as any alteration of genetic material to make them capable of producing new substances or performing new functions, and consists of scientists editing the genes of a potential offspring in a lab in order to produce a better child....   [tags: DNA, Organism, Gene, Genetics]

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Science Fiction Novels And Its Effects On The Food Industry

- Science-fiction novels have imagined thousands societal advancements, with many of which taking form in reality. A recent addition to the ranks of the helicopter and submarine is a substitute for food called Soylent. Soylent is a drink crafted from the base nutrients we require from food, theoretically meaning that someone who drinks Soylent does not need regular food. Creator Rob Rhinehart has stated that he wishes for Soylent to replace most meals, causing increased efficiency for all people, while reforming the food industry....   [tags: Food, Nutrition, Genetically modified organism]

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The Matrix Is Not Just Another Science Fiction Movie

- The Wachowski siblings’ The Matrix is not just another science fiction movie. Instead, it is a thought-provoking commentary on the world we live in. It explores the themes of man-versus-machine, the evolution of consciousness, and freedom which are extremely relevant in our present societies. Furthermore, with countless religious and historical allusions, as well as subtle philosophical suggestions, The Matrix implies that we are like slaves in our contemporary societies. I remember when I first watched The Matrix with my siblings when I was six and how enthralled I was by the action scenes and visuals....   [tags: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded]

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Cloning Is Truly Just A Science Fiction Tale

- When society hears the word “clone”, they may picture Dolly the sheep or even a human clone out of a sci-fi. Up until 1996, when Dolly was the first mammal successfully cloned, cloning was truly just a science-fiction tale. There were stories and questions about its realistic probability, however its legitimacy wasn’t established until then. With the birth of Dolly, cloning became a reality, a world of possibilities and uses came to light. While there was excitement over the breakthrough, many were concerned about the repercussion and what it might mean for the future....   [tags: Cloning, Human cloning, Human, Food]

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Science Fiction Becomes Reality in Today's World

- The world now is a part of reality where technology, once seen as mere science fiction, becomes increasingly close to our daily lives. From cars that move on their own to holograms only seen in movies, humanity is heading towards the so dreamed “future”. Within this new reality arising, solutions and alternatives to environmental stress caused in the world throughout human evolution are found in biotechnology; among these are various biomaterials and biotechnological processes that reduce environmental damage....   [tags: fossil fuels, energy, emissions]

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Definition of Science Fiction

- 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....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cyberpunk and Science Fiction

- Cyberpunk and Science Fiction Science fiction can be defined as a method of story telling that steps outside of the box of life as we know it and into the realm of the impossible. Science fiction works are often designed to be only truthful in the eyes of the author and the reader. However, there are times when either a science fiction work parallels closely to the future of our world and therefore becomes a possibility or life pursues a science fiction-like ideal making the quest heroic in itself....   [tags: Cyberpunk Computers Technology Papers]

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science fiction and fantasy

- The question is whether it is possible to distinguish between fantasy and true science fiction. I am reminded of the analogy, attributable I believe, to Theodore Sturgeon, of the elf ascending vertically the side of a brick wall. In a science fiction story the knees of the elf would be bent, his center of gravity thrown forward, his stocking cap hanging down his neck, with his feet quite possibly equipped with some form of suction cups. In a fantasy, on the other hand, the elf would simply stride up the wall in a normal walking posture, with his stocking cap standing straight out from his brow....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Inception: Pure Science Fiction

- What is more resilient than any parasite or virus. An idea. An idea takes hold of the brain and spreads like fire, difficult to eradicate once it is planted. This is the concept of inception, which is planting an idea into a person’s mind and letting it grow (Inception, 2010). Other concepts in relation to inception are dream sharing and a dream within a dream. Dream sharing is a person manufacturing a dream and bringing a person or persons into that dream (Inception, 2010). As an individual dreams or dream shares, he or she can go deeper into a dream and further into the layers of the subconscious also known as a dreaming within a dream (Inception, 2010)....   [tags: psychology, dream]

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Asimov's Science in His Science Fiction

- Asimov's Science in His Science Fiction Isaac Asimov, a twentieth century Russian American, was a very prolific writer. He wrote hundreds of books. He is not only a writer, but he is also a scientist, where many books that comprise his body of work are reference books. The subjects range from Space science and geology, to Shakespeare and the Bible. As a man who graduated High School as a genius at fifteen and also as one who could create different believable worlds in a piece of writing, he has successfully bridged knowledge and creativity....   [tags: Papers]

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The Hare And The Turtle - Science Fiction Version

- “Thirty seconds till the robo-active-poo-laser-ychofalios shield will deactivate!” exclaimed ‘Product #3215’, just the average metallic - silver coloured robot. Now, these words were stated on the day in which the first outer space sixty minute race would take place. It’s location was an area in the milky white Milky Way Galaxy where the Eagle Nebula and the Three Pillars Nebula intersected. This was where the famous, big, brown, and static boulders of poop resided. As you might have guessed already, it was a race that didn’t take place on land....   [tags: Race, Competition]

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The Veldt: Science Fiction or The Inevitable Future

- In the past, families lived a technology- free life: waking up by the sounds of birds, communicating face-to-face, and walking in order to travel. Today, it is almost impossible to find means of entertainment not involving a colored screen. This demonstrates how modern technology has corrupted society. Despite the advantages of technology, it has contributed to an inactive population that is unable to think for themselves. Ray Bradbury was born on August 20, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. Bradbury won the Pulitzer prize in 2004 for his literary work, like “The Veldt.” The overall theme of Bradbury’s short stories and novels is that the world is undergoing a "too rapid and pervasive technologi...   [tags: Ray Bradbury, Literary Analysis, Biography]

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social Science Fiction In Asimovs Work

- PART I"Social science fiction?"Science fiction is a term familiar to many people. This is especially true due to the tremendous influence of television. But the term "social science fiction," although not heard too often, is a term is descriptive of most of today's science fiction literature."But what does it mean?"Social science fiction is the term given to literature "which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings."(1) It is to be set apart from the adventure or "gadget" science fiction which is characterized by simplistic plots and flat characters....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Puss in Boots Science Fiction Version

- I ran down the dark alley-way, panting. I could hear the fat man running after me. There was no unadopted stray animal or animal allowed on the streets of Mexico City, Mexico. I ran behind a giant, tall and dark stone wall, and waited for the man to pass. Soon, I decided that I had no time for waiting. I’d have to blend in with the crowd. I walked from behind the wall casually. A crowd had formed, and it was the time to disappear making it easier for me to disappear within a sheet of tall humans....   [tags: Humpty Dumpty, Time Machine]

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Advancement of Technology and Science and its Influence on Science Fiction Novels

- Advancement of Technology and Science and its Influence on Science Fiction Novels The rapid pace of technology and the advancement of scientific understanding in the past one hundred years are at the backbone for the distinctly twentieth century genre -- science fiction. Such rapid advancement in these fields of technology have opened up literally worlds of possibilities for the future. One hundred years ago the possibility of simply flying from city to city may have seemed nothing more than a distant futuristic dream to most....   [tags: Technology Science Literature Essays]

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Exploring the Film Genres of Horror, Science Fiction, and Action Movies

- What makes people fascinated and amused to watch movies. I think all kinds of movies are, in there own way, great. Practically the excitement of horror movies, and science and technology of science fiction movies, and action and enthusiasm in the action movies are some credits that makes people’s engrossment. Even so could all movies create an entertainment and make people experience their thoughts of imaginations in the real world. What are the most interesting things about these film genres, which could establish a fantasy world for their fans to escape to their imaginations and live with it....   [tags: movies, films]

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The Impact Of Science Fiction in Our Life: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

- The Impact Of Science Fiction Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five brilliantly illustrates how being in combat traumatically affects soldiers in time of war. Indeed, the author uses science fiction and the creative use of time travel as a mold to bring about his true feelings towards war, thus making Slaughterhouse-Five a quintessential anti-war book. Vonnegut’s usage of science fiction creates an outlet to the planet of Tralfamadore where Billy is able to escape his mental damage from war. The author, Kurt Vonnegut, saw much battle in his days of combat....   [tags: soldiers, damages from war]

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Stephen King: American Author of Contemporary Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

- ... 8). King was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the student senate. Justin Brooks (2008) notes that after leaving the university he worked as a teacher at Hampdem Academy in Maine and wrote short stories for magazines. Collins (1985) emphasized that “by the age of twenty, he had sold his first short story, completed one novel-length manuscript, and garnered his first rejection of a true novel.” (p. 3). Works His unique way of writing, characterized by a frank style that exhibits a stinging prose and a fierce denunciation of human stupidity and cruelty, rank him among the more distinguished popular contemporary writers (Wiater, 2001)....   [tags: films, success, activist]

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Insight Into the Past and Present with Science Fiction 0.4 by Mike Lancester

- ... Similarly, Aboriginals were treated unfairly and unjustly by the early European settlers. The European settlers perceived the Aboriginals dirty, unholy and unruly people. They attempted to ‘civilise’ the Aboriginals by enforcing European culture upon them as an effort to ‘upgrade’ them to European standards. Likewise, in the text 0.4, the aliens attempted to upgrade the 0.4 to a more appropriate standard, the 1.0. The 1.0 then looked at the remaining 0.4 as inferior beings, “He looked at me like I was dirt.” Through this simile, Lancester compares the 0.4 to dirt, emphasising the views the 1.0 hold towards the 0.4 as being insignificant and unclean....   [tags: racism, aboriginals, genetics]

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The Role of Science Fiction Serial Doctor Who in British Culture

- ... Who, who doesn’t like his companions) and presents the “Secrets of Dr. Who”: In his own day, somewhere in our future, he decided to search for a time or for a society or for a physical condition which is ideal, and having found it, to stay there. He stole the machine and set forth on his quest. He is thus an extension of the scientist who has opted out, but he has opted farther than ours can do, at the moment. And having opted out, he is disintegrating. The authorities of his own (or some other future) time are not concerned merely with the theft of an obsolete machine; they are seriously concerned to prevent his monkeying with time, because his secret intention, when he...   [tags: classic series vs new one comparison]

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Science Fiction Comedy Hybrid, We Are Hooked By Charlie Kaufman

- Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “blessed are the forgetful for they get the better even of their blunders.” We always think that forgetting is the solution to our misery and our problems. We indulge in the idea that ignorance is bliss and that what we don’t know won’t hurt us. But do we really get the better of our mistakes if we forget about them. Do forgetting and ignorance make us better people. Does oblivion make us happier. Is it worth going out of our way to make sure we forget. These are the kinds of questions Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind addresses....   [tags: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind]

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“Larry Niven: Science Fiction Writer and Socio-Political Theorist, and The Cloak of Anarchy

- “The Cloak of Anarchy”; Larry Niven’s science fiction short story involves a futuristic, dystopian world, where one man’s social experiment goes very wrong. In “the Cloak of Anarchy”, Niven has developed a short story into a vehicle which is an effective commentary, on a variety of social and political topics. When many writers avoid controversial subjects; Larry Niven remains imaginative and thought provoking, by including potentially controversial societal situations and includes political views....   [tags: Social Experiments, Anarchy]

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Abraham Lincoln 's Appearance On A Popular Science Fiction Television Show

- Abraham Lincoln was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, a captain during the Black Hawk War, an Illinois politician, and President during the American Civil War. In 1865 he was assassinated, stopping his contributions to reconstruction after the Civil War (Freidel & Sidney, 2006). Therefore, the crew of the starship Enterprise are surprised to encounter him floating in space in the 23rd Century in the seventy seventh episode of Star Trek, “The Savage Curtain” (Roddenberry & Heinemann, 1969). A contemporary viewer might share in their surprise....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Star Trek]

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"The Time Machine": An Outstanding Science Fiction Novel of the 19th Century

- The Time Machine as written by Herbert George Wells remains an outstanding science fiction novel of the 19th century. The fictional genre introduces the discovery and the subsequent use of time travel- a vehicle that carries a man and further allows him to purposefully explore the unknown space. The narrator and the user of the time machine postulates that time is indeed the fourth dimension. It is the only medium that rockets a time traveler into the future away from his shell of ignorance and prevailing darkness that surrounds his earthly home....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Hero’s Journey: Explicably Defined in Science Fiction Fantasy

- Ekaterina Sedia’s novel the House of Discarded Dreams, is a science fiction novel that wraps in many elements of fantasy, and revolves around Vimbai, a college student, and a house that seems to reinvent itself based on her dreams and the dreams of her roommates. As the novel goes on, Vimbai shows characteristics of being the basic hero seen by Joseph Campbell. Vimbai can also relate to Van Genepp’s initiation ritual and Propp’s 31 function. Throughout this novel, Vimbai goes on the quest of self-discovery as outlined by Joseph Campbell’s theory of the hero’s journey....   [tags: Ekaterina Sedia, House of Discarded Dreams]

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Star Wars: Where Science Fiction meets Fairy Tales

- In 1977 a young director by the name of George Lucas completed his second major film project. The project was Star Wars and it debuted to considerable success. Despite being a stand-alone film Lucas went on to produce two sequels and three prequels. The entire series was a commercial success and spawned an expanded universe larger than any other franchise. However, the story of Star Wars: A New Hope, as it was called after the creation of The Empire Strikes Back, is not new. In fact, it follows many guidelines established centuries before in European mythology....   [tags: Film Review]

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Dystopia: Science Fiction, Exaggeration, or Imminent Reality?

- It's hard to assign an irrefutable definition to the world nowadays - given its remarkably unfathomable state. The American Dream, the information revolution, two world wars, pornography, third world countries' independence and other benchmarks define the timeline of the 20th century (the near past). However, where has this left us today. Indeed the world exhibits an extremely ambiguous era that may be a prelude to a wholly different future than its past – far or near. Most significant in our present is the emergence of exponentially growing technology with unlimited abilities – simultaneously promising and foreboding - which has created a gap between the agenda of the minority that holds su...   [tags: totalitarian, society, literary]

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Isaac Asimov's Foundation - Validity of Science Fiction

- Isaac Asimov's Foundation and the trilogy named after it represent a pinnacle in science fiction. Science fiction lovers from every walk of life have joined together to praise Asimov and Foundation. Furthermore, this series has been awarded the first Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Series. Not before or since the publication of Foundation has this award been given. Despite this recognition, the mainstream literary critics ignore works of science fiction as candidates for more prestigious awards....   [tags: Isaac Asimov Foundation]

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Time Pursuit Fits the Genre of Science Fiction

- Time Pursuit Fits the Genre of Science Fiction In this essay, I will be analysing and evaluating how my film, “Time Pursuit” fits into the genre of science fiction and how it is successful in attracting my target audience, which in turn will hopefully result to my film becoming a box office hit. Firstly, my film fits into the genre of science fiction because it is a special type of science- fiction (i.e. time travel and it also contains elements of an utopia/ distopia subtype) My film also fits into the genre of science fiction because it has all the features of a science fiction movie because fit is set in the future and the technology such as computers and robot...   [tags: Papers]

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