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Sci-Fiction Genre


rachel dancer

on 7 January 2013

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Transcript of Sci-Fiction Genre

Sci-Fi Genre Science Fiction Science Fiction is narrative based on the elements of science and technology to imaginary situations. Beginnings Beginnings John Wood Campbell United States World War II Closing It can be set in the future, past, or another dimension. The beginnings of science fiction lie in the tales of such European authors as Mary Shelly, Jules Verne, and H.G.Wells.

Shelly published Frankenstein in 1818.
Verne published A Journey to the Center of Earth during the 1860's.

Wells published The Time Machine in 1895. Authors like Nathaniel Hawthrone and Ambrose Bierce wrote about the supernatural in the mid to late 1800's. John Campbell was an editor for Astounding Stories. Astounding Stories was a science fiction magazine which insisted on high literary standards. After WW II, science fiction began to change. The emphasis was on detailed, accurate descriptions of scientific devices and processes. There was more talk about how it would affect our society. The genre became more respectable, and sci-fi books became ranked with the sci-fi magazines. In 1950's to the present, science fiction has greatly expanded its outlets and readership. It continues to be popular in films, television shows, and books. Nathaniel Ambrose
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