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What is Science Fiction

Science Fiction Presentation: Sci-fi characteristics, society, and video clips of books to movies
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Virginia Bullock

on 19 February 2012

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Transcript of What is Science Fiction

Science
Fiction
Conclusion
And one more thing...
is here
The Break Down
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Sci-Fi
Fictional
characteristics
Technology
Issues
&
Topis
Wars & Fears
Space
exploration
Government
&
society
characters
setting
Weapons
Inventions
Scientific
advancements
Plot
Twilight Zone: How to Serve Man
First of all it is fiction
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Entertaining stories of fictional characters in societies that are unique to reality.
In the story there is an
obstacle or theme that that is rooted in science content
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Current themes Involve

astronomy, aliens, monsters, quests, exploration of different worlds and universes, paranormal and unexplained mysteries.
Science fiction stories can gives you an opportunity to imagine other worlds and other kinds of life
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HOW SOCIETY EFFECT SCIENCE &
HOW DOES SCIENCE EFFECT FICTION???

1930-1950’s
World War (WWI, WWII, Attack of Pearl Harbor, Korean War)

1960-1980
Mass construction weapons, Nuclear energy, space exploration…(Cold War, Technological advancements/inventions, NASA, atomic bomb)

1990-2000's
Being Green, Global Warming, Natural Resources, Recycling, Internet- Smart phones (etc.) Medical Advancements

NOTE:
The history of science fiction is embedded in the history of America.

Popular themes among Sci-fi:
World domination
Space exploration
Extra terrestrials
Unexplained mysteries

Gives the opportunity to ask "what if..."
Also gives author the chance to discuss controversal issues.
POPULAR SCI-FI AUTHORS:
Ray Bradbury-
"Farienheit 451", "Martial Chronicles"
"Something Wicked Comes this Way"
Isaac Asimov-
"I am Robot"
Douglas Adams-
"Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy"
HG Wells-
“The Time Machine,” “The War of the Worlds,”
and “The Invisible Man”
Jules Verne-
“Journey to the Center of the Earth,”
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” and “Around the World in 80 Days,”
How does SC-Fi effect the film industry?

Think of movies…
The Adams Family, Star Wars, Matrix, Independence Day, I Robot, Pitch Black, Wall-E, Evolution, Riddick, Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hyde, The Fifth Element, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Planet of the Apes, Terminator, Blade, The Fly, The Time Machine.

Many of these were books before popular movies.

Book...
Movie...
Book...
Movie...
In conclusion...Characterisitics of Science Fiction are:
Contains fictional characters
Contains a setting
Contains themes of technological advancements, world domination, futuristic lifestyles, space exploration
Plot
Questions societial views using science

Science, Film, Society, & Fiction
Science shapes our society through the discoveries and inventions made. In return this means that science also shapes the fiction
we read and write. In conclusion, the technology and inventions made and/or discovered also determines the trends thatsociety finds popular. Watch the movie clip from the making of the movie "Avatar".
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