WHAT EXACTLY IS SCIENCE FICTION?


Here’s a great post from Nick Davis’s blog on the different types of science fiction

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TYPES OF SCIENCE FICTION

There is a big debate in the literary world as to what and what is not science fiction. Although some people like to believe that all science fiction, or should be “hard” science fiction, most science fiction is far from that. The truth is there are many kinds of science fiction, and some stories even cross over sub genres.

For those who might not know what a “genre” is, it is basically a category, or sub category. Today we’ll explore some of the sub genres of the category. There are others, but these are the main ones we affiliate with science fiction:

Speculative Fiction is a term used to describe all science fiction and fantasy, and answers the question “What if?”

HARD SCIENCE FICTION

These are fictional stories solely based on technological fact, and are strongly science based. Examples include Michael Crichton, famous for The Andromeda…

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