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Science Fiction is a genre in TV, film, comics and literature. It’s often shortened to “sci-fi” or even “SF”. It is a genre of speculative fiction and deals with imaginative ideas such as futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel and aliens.
Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein in 1818 is one of the earliest works of sci-fi in the English language. But, the “golden age” of science fiction began in the Twentieth Century with TV shows like Star Trek.
Science Fiction is divided into “hard science fiction”, where the story is strictly based on scientific theory, and “soft science fiction”, where the focus is on psychology, economics and anthropology.
Definition: (noun) a style or category of something creative or artistic
Ex: Some people hold the view that genre is redundant.
Definition: (adjective) based on conjecture rather than knowledge or facts
Ex: There is a lot of speculative talk about the author’s latest novel in the series.
Definition: (adjective) having or showing creativity or use of imagination
Ex: I found the novel to be imaginative but realistic.
Definition: (adjective) something that seems very modern or as though it is from the future
Ex: Back then the technology was futuristic but it is not commonplace.
Definition: (noun) a set of ideas intended to explain something
Ex: The theory suggested then remains relevant to this day.