Definition of Science Fiction
From Wikipedia's Science Fiction page:
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves speculations based on current or future science or technology. Science fiction is found in books, art, television, movies, games, theater, and other media.
Science fiction often involves one or more of the following elements:
Exploring the consequences of such differences is the
traditional purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas".
Popular Science Fiction authors include:
The fictional technology in science fiction often serves as a template for actual future science. In this manner, the sci-fi authors of the past shape the technology of the future. One classic example of this can be seen in the original Star Trek series. The characters on the show carried "communicators" that flipped open in the same manner as the widely used cell phones of today.
Science Fiction Web Resources
Wikipedia - Science Fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy World - sffworld.com
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide
Asimov's Science Fiction
Science Fiction eBooks
Science Fiction eBooks Category
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