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Key Characteristics of Science Fiction Genre

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Gerard Fusaro

on 13 January 2015

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Transcript of Key Characteristics of Science Fiction Genre

Key Characteristics of Science Fiction Genre
Definition
Genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.
Characteristics of Science Fiction
-Follows scientific principles and technology
-Exploration of social or cultural issues
-May make predicions about life in the future
-Often deals with aliens or life on other worlds
-(Romanticization,anachronism,commentary)
Themes Science Fiction Could Be Based on
-Dystopia
-Utopia
-Alternate history
-Distant Future
-Other worlds

Examples of Other Science Fiction Novels
-"Ender's Game" -Orson Scott Card
-"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
-Douglas Adams
-"1984" -George Orwell
-"The Hunger Games" -Suzanne Collins
-"Fahrenheit 451" -Ray Bradbury
Questions
1. Can you think of any of your favorite movies and books that are science fiction?
2. How is the movie/book classified as science fiction?
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