SF may refer to:
- San Francisco, California, United States
SF (formerly Sci Fi Channel) was an Australian subscription channel that aired science fiction, fantasy and related programs. It was available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television subscription platforms.
In 2012 the channel rebranded from Sci Fi to SF. The channel used a world-exclusive version of the "Syfy" branding, SF being a joint venture between NBCUniversal, the owners of the Syfy brand, Sony Pictures Television and CBS Studios International.
On 31 December 2013, SF ceased broadcasting and closed, being replaced by an Australian version of Syfy in 2014.
Usage examples of "sf".
SF, with Del Rey alone issuing fifty or more titles of its extensive fantasy and SF backlist in trade paperback.
All this is necessarily absent from visual SF, which -- also necessarily -- looks on SF as a grab-bag full of ideas useful to put Scott Bakula in jeopardy again this week.
The Dassault SF- 17 helicopter came in fast and low over the treetops of the Rambouillet Forest thirty miles southeast of Paris, the pilot, Pierre Gisgard, frantically searching for the field where he was supposed to land.
Much of sf, not just the edisonade, embraces a larger idea: to know is to control.
Nevertheless, there are still too many stories here which contradict this tendency, stories with strong traditional plotlines and structures, to let us settle on this characteristic as the distinctive badge of Canadian sf.
It should be noted, though, that none of these writers ever have had any connection with sf or sf fandom previously to their writing sf, and the themes employed are thus often old hat for the aficionado.
Meanwhile John Carnell, who is far from "New Wave," has continued as an editor of sf, with a difference.
He knows we live in a world that loves to think SF, and has thought SF ever since Hiroshima , which was the ne plus ultra of Millennial Technological Advents, which really and truly did change the world forever.
The figure of Major Boyette, one of the circus's main attractions, will remain indelibly in the reader's mind as the sort of phantasmagoric entity only possible in SF: “the last surviving POW of the American War, now well over a hundred years old and horribly diSFigured,” the major crouches in his tent like an ancient oracular ape, grasping at shattered memories.
The figure of Major Boyette, one of the circus's main attractions, will remain indelibly in the reader's mind as the sort of phantasmagoric entity only possible in SF: "the last surviving POW of the American War, now well over a hundred years old and horribly diSFigured," the major crouches in his tent like an ancient oracular ape, grasping at shattered memories.
Despite avant-gardism and "New Wave" they are still writing sf, and I believe they will go on doing so long after the most vociferous critics of this "reactionary" and "old-fashioned" science fiction have dropped out.
Humor is one of the hardest things to carry off in a story or a novel and especially in sf.
Anthony Boucher, the most dearly loved and equally important person in SF, had a program of vocal music on a local radio station, and due to my interest in classical music I listened to the program.
Its narrative techniques, many critics pointed out, were positively reactionary compared to the experimentalism of mid-60s "new wave" SF.
My own style might more aptly be described as classical, with dips into avant-garde, but I love the jazz greats of SF.