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science fiction
▪ A historical adventure would be followed by a science fiction tale, then by another historical, and so on.
▪ But, as we can now see, it was like being a science fiction writer really.
▪ Considering the technical complexities required, televised science fiction has frequently earned less than proportionately balanced critical response.
▪ Hartmann, for example, writes classic science fiction and non-fiction about Mars.
▪ Jane was an illustrator, journalist, writer of cheap science fiction and adventure novels.
▪ One might be interested in modernist writing and another in science fiction, for example.
▪ Spectacular medical breakthroughs sometimes occur, but they occur more commonly in science fiction than in the course of everyday scientific research.
▪ Writer and director Luc Besson sacrifices sensibility for style in this excessively fashion-designed science fiction movie.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
science fiction

1929 (first attested in advertisements for "Air Wonder Stories" magazine), though there is an isolated use from 1851; abbreviated form sci-fi is from 1955. Earlier in same sense was scientifiction (1916).

science fiction

n. 1 fiction in which advanced technology and/or science is a key element. 2 technology that, while theoretically possible, is not yet practical.

science fiction

n. literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society

Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction dealing with imaginative concepts such as futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas." It usually eschews the supernatural, and unlike the related genre of fantasy, historically science fiction stories were intended to have at least a faint grounding in science-based fact or theory at the time the story was created, but this connection has become tenuous or non-existent in much of science fiction.

Science Fiction (Alice Cooper album)

Science Fiction is an unauthorized live album release of the Alice Cooper Band. Originally released on vinyl in the UK in 1987 as Ladies Man, this CD version was released throughout Europe and Australia in 1991 and re-issued in 2000. Over the years, this collection of songs has been released several times by various record labels under different titles, using slightly different track titles and track orders. See the list below for the more common track names.

The disc is a collection of songs recorded during Alice Cooper's infamous chicken-throwing performance at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival in 1969, and showcases the early psychedelic music style of Cooper and his band in support of their very first album release, Pretties for You.

Science Fiction (Blackmail album)

Science Fiction is the second album by the German indie rock quartet Blackmail. Following up their debut release in 1997, Science Fiction was more openly accepted and liked. It also accumulated quite a large number of fans, which was a beginning of a more solid career for Blackmail.

Science Fiction (song)

"Science Fiction" is a song by Australian rock/ new wave group Divinyls, which was the lead single from their first studio album Desperate. Released in November 1982, "Science Fiction", peaked at No. 13 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart. The B-side, "I'll Make You Happy" was a cover of The Easybeats 1966 hit.

In May 2001, "Science Fiction", written by lead singer, Christina Amphlett and lead guitarist Mark McEntee, was selected by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.

Science fiction (disambiguation)

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with the impact of imagined innovations in science or technology.

Science Fiction may also refer to:

Science Fiction (Ornette Coleman album)

Science Fiction is an album by the American jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman recorded in 1971 and released on the Columbia label.

Science Fiction (American magazine)
  1. redirect Future Science Fiction and Science Fiction Stories
Science Fiction (Jonathan Thulin album)

Science Fiction is a the fifth studio album by Jonathan Thulin. Dream Records released the album on 17 March 2015. Jonathan Thulin worked with his brother, David Thulin, in the production of this album.

Science Fiction (Polish magazine)

Science Fiction (full title: Science Fiction, Fantasy i Horror) is a Polish speculative fiction monthly magazine. It was established in 2001 under the name Science Fiction by Robert J. Szmidt, who was also the first editor. It is geared mostly towards Polish fantasy and science fiction, but occasionally publishes translations, primarily from non-English languages.

In 2005 the magazine was renamed to Science Fiction, Fantasy i Horror. Since 2009 it is published by Fabryka Słów. Current editor is Rafał Dębski.

Notable authors who had been associated with the magazine include Feliks W. Kres, Andrzej Pilipiuk, Jarosław Grzędowicz, Romuald Pawlak, Adam Cebula, Marek Żelkowski, Wiktor Żwikiewicz, Jacek Dukaj.

Since 2004 the magazine has sponsored the Nautilus Award.

Usage examples of "science fiction".

American, we Canadian, we British, and we Australian science fiction readerstend to a curious sort of provincialism in our thinking regarding the boundaries of science fiction.

And we pay tribute to the fact that in the oldest issues of American science fiction magazines series appeared that had been translated from the German.

Lundwall, a native of Sweden, student of science fiction and so sufficiently skilled in English as to have been able to translate this work itself into the English you see before you.

Sam Lundwall when Radio Sweden sent him to England with a camera crew to interview science fiction personalities and to do a coverage of the annual British science fiction Convention, held that year at Oxford.

Radio Sweden to thinking about science fiction and what it all meant and they commissioned Sam J.

He presents both a history of science fiction, a study of its roots and backgrounds, and a commentary.

The most well-known representative for this branch of science fiction is otherwise.

Now the friend of order and discipline might ask how a literary genre with the pretentious name of science fiction can contain such disparate elements as space-flight and fire-breathing dragons.

When one speaks about the origins of modern science fiction, one should keep this American development in mind.

In order to make some semblance of order in the definitions, science fiction was divided into two general branches: on one hand sf as such, which principally deals with man and his relation to scientific and sociological innovations, probable physical occurrences like catastrophes etc.

The question of whether a certain story of imagination is a fantasy or a science fiction work would depend upon the device the author uses to explain his projected or unreal world.

Earth of a thousand or two thousand or ten thousand years before, then it would suddenly become a science fiction story, because the reader has got a basis for suspending his disbelief.

Fantasy is taking the author on his word, science fiction is taking him in on a logical assumption.

When I started to read science fiction seriously, about twenty years ago, it seemed to be offering a subversive thing, the prospect of change.

This is, in my opinion, what makes the science fiction point of view different and makes it stand apart from mainstream literature, indeed the quality that makes it recognizable regardless of the literary form in which it is presented, be it that of the traditional fairy tale, the thriller, the religious allegory, the action story or what have you.