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Copy of Science Fictions
Transcript of Copy of Science Fictions
Types of Science Fiction
Science Fiction Innovators
A form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation in its plot, setting, theme, etc.
Term was first coined in 1851
(in William Wilson's A Little Earnest Book upon a Great Old Subject)
Social Science Fiction-
Hard Science Fiction
Soft/Social Science Fiction
Alien Invasion/ Alien Contact
Pacific Rim (2013), Avatar (2009)
Examples: The Book of Eli (2010), I am Legend (2007)
"There will be no art, no literature, no science...There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always—do not forget this, Winston—always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever." - O'Brien, Page 280,
Science Fiction Firsts...
First Science Fiction Magazine: "Amazing Stories Magazine" April 1926 edition
Orwell wrote mainly science fiction
Many of the authors who influenced him were Science Fiction writers
Provides a warning
Arthur C. Clarke
A way of showing displeasure with society
Assists scientific development
Examples: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), I, Robot, (2004)
Examples: V for Vendetta (2005), The Truman Show (1998)
Examples: Tron, The Matrix, Total Recall
Examples: War of the Worlds (2005), District 9, (2009)
Examples: Star Trek (2009), The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Examples: 9 (2009), Hellboy (2004)
Examples: Star Wars Saga (1977 - 2015)
Examples: Back to the Future (1985), Looper (2012
Plays on the idea of Utopian/Dystopian society
Focuses on the social and political aspect more than scientific accuracy
Has been acknowledged as one of the greatest Social Science Fiction Novels
Concept was first seen in 1516 in Thomas More's
“You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.”
-Part 3, chapter 2
• Rocket Ships
• Water beds
• Flying Cars
• Laser Guns
• Space Travel
• Test Tube Babies and Genetic Engineering
Examples: Alien (1979), Prometheus (2012)
"Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as hear."
-Part 1, Chapter 1
"The Pedestrian" and "Fahrenheit 451"
"The hunting-down and destruction of books had been done with the same thoroughness in the prole quarters as everywhere else."
Page 101, Paragraph 2, Chapter 8, Part1
"It was assumed that when he was not working, eating, or sleeping he would be taking part in some kind of communal recreation: to do anything that suggested a taste for solitude, even to go for a walk by yourself, was always slightly dangerous."
Page 85, Paragraph 2, Chapter 8, Part 1
Orwell's views (on his society and where he thinks humanity will end up) are reflected in 1984 through the plot and characters e.g. Big Brother
"15 Sci-Fi Predictions that Came True." Trutv. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/paranormal/true-sci-fi/gallery.html?curPhoto=Mobile Devices>. The author of this website is illustrating the many different predictions make by authors - from H.G Wells to Aldous Huxley- regarding technology in the future. This was helpful to my research because it displayed many examples to the types of prediction made by writers, and just how accurate they are.
"Arts at Michigan." The Various Types of Science Fiction. N.p., 28 Feb. 2010. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <http://arts.umich.edu/ink/2010/02/28/the-various-types-of-science-fiction/>. The author is this article is displaying the many different types of science fiction. Each subcategory is explained with clear detail. This was helpful for our presentation because it illustrated which category the novel 1984 would be classified as, and also showed that there are many different forms of science fiction.
Bleiler, Everett Franklin, and Richard Bleiler. "Preface ." Science-fiction, the early years: a full description of more than 3,000 science-fiction stories from earliest times to the appearance of the genre magazines in 1930 : with author, title, and motif indexes. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1990. 7-12. Print. Despite only taking information from the preface, if helped give an overview to the subject of science fiction. It provided us with the information of the first magazine incorporating science fiction and the dates of when published works on science fiction was first seen.
Johnson, Robert. "14 Predictions By Nostradamus, The Greatest Analyst Ever." Business Insider. N.p., 12 Mar. 2011. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <http://www.businessinsider.com/the-nostradamus-predictions-2011-3#french-revolution-3>. The author of this article explains contemporaries interpretations of Nostradamus' predictions, which relate to science fiction. This website was helpful to my research because it illustrated predictions that were being thought of in the fourteenth century.
Wilson, Karina. "Origins of Science Fiction." Science Fiction Film History . N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <http://www.scififilmhistory.com/index.php?pageID=DefBack>. The author of this article was attempting to display the origins of science fiction. It is from this website that we were able to extract the first time science fiction was seen (in Thomas More's Utopia). This helped us to gain more information on the topic.
"2001: A Space Odyssey - Trailer  HD." YouTube. YouTube, 6 Apr. 2012. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. < We used this video to assist in determining a film that would serve as an adequate example for the sub-genre of Hard Science Fiction.
"Best Sci Fi of the 30s." Classic Science Fiction. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/43374>. We used this page to discern what some of Orwell's influences may have been.
"Best Sci Fi of the 40s." Classic Science Fiction. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/40744.Classic_Science_Fiction_1940_1949>. This was one of the many references we found to prove how well received 1984 is in the Science Fiction community.
"Best Social Science Fiction." Best Social Science Fiction (154 books). N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8653.Best_Social_Science_Fiction>. This was one of the many references we found to prove how well received 1984 is in the Science Fiction community.
Franklin, H.Bruce. "Science Fiction: The Early History." Science Fiction: The Early History. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~hbf/sfhist.html>. From this website, we received knowledge of the early history of Science Fiction. We also gained information of early innovators of the writing style and predictions from writers.
Orwell, George. George Orwell: essays.. London: Penguin Books in association with Secker & Warburg, 20001984. Print. This book is where we retrieved the majority of our information on the story, 1984. It is also where we collected our quotations to relate to the author and Science Fiction.
"Quotes About George Orwell." (40 quotes). N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/george-orwell>. We used this source to assist in the locating of significant quotations as relating to Orwell and Science Fiction.
"Various." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 9 Dec. 2013. <http://www.imdb.com/>. We researched film titles for examples of modern day Science Fiction. We also researched the specific genres and production years.
"science fiction." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/science+fiction?s=t>. We researched various dictionary definitions and this website had one that we found to be the most accurate.
Christina Fuchs & Mackenzie Parrott