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Science Fiction :
The genre of speculative fiction that has been called the literature of ideas, it typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, time travel, parallel universes, fictional worlds, space exploration and the first contact with extra-terrestrial life-forms, it often explores the potential consequences of scientific innovations.
Science Fiction, whose roots go back to ancient times, is related to fantasy, horror and super-hero fictions, heroine’s who are larger than life and appear in the world’s mythologies, Science Fiction now includes many sub-genres and the fusion of other genres.
Sci-Fi is difficult to define precisely, as it includes a wide range of concepts and themes, H.G.Wells used the term originally to cover what we would today call ‘hard science fiction’, in which a conscientious attempt to be faithful to the already known scientific facts.
Isaac Asimov said. ‘Science fiction can be defined as that branch of literature which deals with the reaction of human beings to changes in science and technology’, and according to Robert Heinlein. ‘A handy short definition of almost all science fiction might read as : realistic speculation about possible future events, based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world, past and present, and on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method.’
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