Title: Science fiction


Science Fiction

Speculative Fiction

Location: Isaac Asimov, I, Robot Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand Of Darkness

Pagination: 0

Illustrations: - astounding technology - exploration beyond Earth - extraterrestrial beings - superplanetary political structures

Document Type: Graffiti


Science fiction (sf) speculates in the world of what is possible, given natural laws and the capabilities of science. Frequently, sf addresses issues of discovery, technology, and the limits of our knowledge. Within these general areas, it may span over a variety of fiction types; it may tend more towards action, character, plot, etc., based on the story elements and the author's particular style. The differing movements and stages in science fiction writing have been influenced by: - 20th century modernism - the atomic age - Cold War - the space race - New Wave and 1960s counterculture - social movements, feminism, alternative politics - massive technological jump, and popular accessibility (PCs, internet) - genetic engineering - renewed interest in scientific fact