• Science Fiction Technology Future World
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    Advancement of Technology and Science and Its Influence On Science Fiction Novels The rapid pace of technology and the advancement of scientific understanding in the past one hundred years are at the backbone for the distinctly twentieth century genre -- science fiction. Such rapid advancement in these fields of technology have opened up literally worlds of possibilities for the future. One hundred years ago the possibility of simply flying from city to city may have seemed nothing more than a d...
  • Isaac Asimov Science Fiction
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    Isaac Asimov You don t have to like me, although I would prefer it. However, you do have to respect me for all that I have done and for all that I have accomplished in my lifetime. I have written countless books and consider myself well studied in most major fields. I am a well written, prolific, and excellent writer who has done a great deal to improve the quality of science fiction writing. Nobody can live during the Great Depression and not be affected by it. Although my writings have never d...
  • Science Fiction Scientific Story Genre
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    Attacks from Martians, time travel, interplanetary travel and the impossible are possible within the realm of science fiction. The literary genre of science fiction houses some of the greatest pieces of literature of all time, by some of the greatest authors. Regarded among colleagues as one of the finest is the inspirational, ingenious and influential writer H. G. Wells. Being the author of such classics as The Time Machine, The Island Of Dr Moreau and The Invisible Man H. G. Wells is consider...
  • The X Files X Marks The Spot Book Report
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    The X-Files, X Marks the Spot: Book Report liked The X-files, X Marks the Spot. There was a lot of suspense. It was easy to understand. The events were spread out well. Overall it wasn't another long boring science fiction book. There was a lot of suspense. There was suspense as soon as I got into the second chapter. I didn't want to put the book down. I sometimes have trouble trying to find a book that's actually interesting, but I didn't have any trouble with this book. I got through the whol...
  • Science Fiction 2001 Film Audiences
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    2001 was released in the tumultuous spring of 1968, at the same time that Americans were reeling from President Lyndon Johnson's announcement that he would not seek reelection and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It might seem odd that so many people would get so excited about a science fiction movie in the midst of urban race riots and campus protests against the Vietnam War, but to many, 2001 had far greater importance than its sci-fi trappings. Baffling early audiences with its no...
  • Science Fiction And Fantasy
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    The question is whether it is possible to distinguish between fantasy and true science fiction. I am reminded of the analogy, attributable I believe, to Theodore Sturgeon, of the elf ascending vertically the side of a brick wall. In a science fiction story the knees of the elf would be bent, his center of gravity thrown forward, his stocking cap hanging down his neck, with his feet quite possibly equipped with some form of suction cups. In a fantasy, on the other hand, the elf would simply strid...
  • Science Fiction Aldiss Wells Frankenstein
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    The Writing Styles of 2 Prominent British Science Fiction Authors " Science fiction is one of the more secluded parade grounds where private fantasy and public event meet. They call it entertainment'. (Aldiss Billion 1) This quote is interpreted to mean that, in the genre of science fiction there isa fusion of fantasy and reality. It is this combination of two opposites that produces the novel categorized today as science fiction. There is one aspect of science fiction that separates it from any...
  • The Genre Of Science Fiction
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    The Genre of Science Fiction Science Fiction has been interpreted by many in a wrong way. Most people feel that the author is just in love with the future. However this is not the truth in most science fiction novels. The majority of Science Fiction books are more about the horrors of the future. In Fahrenheit 451 the author Ray Bradbury makes an argument for societies need to consider that the outcomes of science fiction might become realities. The origin of science fiction '... evolved from t...
  • A Wrinkle In Time
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    A Wrinkle In Time is an excellent science fiction book by Madeline L'Engle. It is about three kids, Charles Wallace, Calvin, and Meg. The three children were tess ered into the 5 th dimension to a country called Camazotz. Camazotz was taken over by IT, an evil thing or person. The kids haven't figured out which. Calvin, Meg, and Calvin were sent there to stop it and to rescue Charles Wallace's and Meg's father. The kids have three friends, Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which. The three frien...
  • Dark They Were And Golden Eyed
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    Dark They Were And Golden-Eyed Science fiction is a very interesting subject because you never really know for sure if it's fiction or not. The scientific information contained in these stories makes you think; could this be real? The possibility is always there, in the back of your mind, just lingering around that these concepts could be reality. One day when you hear on the news about something you read in a science fiction novel, or saw in a science fiction movie, you " ll really start thinki...
  • The Ubiqiutous Enigma That Is Science Fiction
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    "We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives." This line taken from Plan 9 From Outer Space is just one of many examples of how the future and the unknown, that are displayed in science fiction, have had such an impact on the daily lives of societies productive members. There is a direct correlation between life and the art that is science fiction literature. Science fiction has predicted many of the astounding technological advanceme...
  • Herbert George Wells Science Fiction
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    In History, many writers have tried to touch on stories of science fiction, but were not too successful. One man though, by the name of Herbert George Wells has been considered by some to be the father of modern science fiction. (GeoCities. com) H. G. Wells as some may call him, have had various books, and stories that has made him very famous in the great book world around the nation, as far as modern science fiction goes. Wells best know books include, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The...
  • Science Fiction Films Movie Film Made
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    It seems strange to realize that in the 1990 s - with Jurassic Park, the Star Wars trilogy, Terminator 2, and E. T. : The Extra-Terrestrial topping any list of the most popular and successful movies ever made, and a hit like Independence Day in 1996 - that science fiction was the bastard stepchild of the movie business for most of the twentieth century. Westerns might not have interested all viewers, but they usually stood up for traditional moral ideals on some level, and gangster movies normal...
  • Science Fiction Escape Work Characters
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    People are always looking for a good way to escape the pangs of work. Since work is so important in society today that it is almost impossible to avoid doing work without having to pay the price in the future. The perfect escape would be one that alleviates the strain of work yet does not incur any future expenses. Many people have found science fiction novels and movies to be great escape mechanisms. Science fiction is such a perfect escape for many people because it allows its audience to vica...
  • Existenz Film Review Science Fiction
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    David Cronenberg's eXistenZ is not your average science fiction film. In fact when watching the movie, you would realise it's far from it. eXistenZ provides a dramatic, futuristic outlook to virtual-gaming with the use of organic technology. The film begins with superstar game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) making a rare appearance in front of a small audience providing an advanced showing of her newest creation in gaming, eXistenZ from Antenna Research. The advanced screening o...
  • Science Fiction Audiences Movie Genres
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    Media Studies Media genres are highly standardised and repetitive in form discuss this statement using examples of at least one genre of your choice Genres to a certain extent are vastly standardized and repetitive this is clearly because audiences can recognise a particular kind of movie. There are four main categories of genres, Science Fiction, Romance, Horror and Thriller. The use of repetitive images in the form of motifs helps audiences distinguish a particular type of movie, for example i...
  • Planet Of The Apes
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    "Planet of the Apes" is a chilling science fiction set in the year 3978 and is one of the best known classical science fiction films. When astronaut Taylor lands on an apparently distant planet he and his colleagues find it to be deserted or so it seems. Not only is the planet inhabited by humans but the humans have been terrorized by a more advanced species of apes. Taylor's team is shot and he is imprisoned where he meets a chimpanzee scientist called Zira who shows compassion for him. Zira he...
  • Arthur C Clarke Advanced Technology Is Indistinguishable From Magic
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    Clarke's Three Laws The context of Arthur C. Clarke's third law can best be analysed in the context of his first and second and then to look at the impact of his words in a popular context. To take a cynic's approach, maybe Arthur C. Clarke should have written his third law as follows; "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic to those unfamiliar with that technology", as Dewdney has said. Especially with his argument of there are many examples, throughout history, of...
  • 20 Th Century Science Fiction 20
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    Science fiction is the literature of change. More precisely, science fiction is the kind of literature that most explicitly and self-consciously takes change as its subject and its teleology. This essential presupposition holds as true for the earliest works to explore the new vantage point afforded fiction by scientific and technological developments, works such as Mary Shelley s Frankenstein and H. G. Wells The Time Machine, as for the genre s most recent runs through cyberspace in novels by W...
  • Science Fiction Technology Future James
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    Advancement Of Technology And Science And Its Advancement Of Technology And Science And Its Influence On Science Fiction Novels Advancement of Technology and Science and Its Influence On Science Fiction Novels The rapid pace of technology and the advancement of scientific understanding in the past one hundred years are at the backbone for the distinctly twentieth century genre — science fiction. Such rapid advancement in these fields of technology have opened up literally worlds of possibi...