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  • Wells's Science Fiction
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    Amanda Sullivan Herbert George Wells was born in 1866, in Bromley Kent. He was born into a poor family. His career as an author was fostered by an unfortunate accident as a child. He broke both of his legs and spent the mandatory rest period reading every book he could find. Wells was awarded a school scholarship and furthered his education at the normal school of science in London (discovering authors). It was at the normal school that Wells came under the wing of the famous biologist Thomas H ...
  • Science And Technology
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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...
  • Religion And Science
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    The Truth About Scientology Scientology was created around 1950 by a science fiction author, L. Ron Hubbard. Scientology was presented as a religious philosophy, but is actually a warped sense of both religion and science, fused together to create a belief system that is quite damaging to people's psychological state. Scientologists believe that man is ultimately capable of determining the outcome of all aspects of his life: mental, emotional, as well as physical. It is a twentieth century relig...
  • Film Over The Obvious Special Effects
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    Film Review: Close Encounters of the Third Kind Society & Entertainment Film Review What do you get when you combine aliens, a little bit of mystery, tasteful comedy, good acting, and award-winning direction? A wonderful film from one of the most celebrated directors of our time, Stephen Spielberg. ' Close Encounters' places Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Barro in roles of regular suburbanites who both believe to have seen a UFO. The plot thickens and the intrigue begins when these two determined ...
  • Major Developers Of The Science Fiction 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 considered ...
  • Difference Between 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 Writers
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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...
  • Ridiculous Movie
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    Sphere Sphere is an interesting story about a group of scientists from different disciplines who are brought to a super-secret underwater site where the U.S. Navy has discovered a mysterious, glowing sphere. Although the movie was very interesting, a lot of scientific facts, it was just too long and there were parts of the film where I found myself yawning. I give the movie a thumb up for being the movie my teacher chose to show the class. Although the movie was directed by Barry Levinson and st...
  • Science Fiction Author
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    Biography of Arthur Clarke Arthur C. Clarke, a science fiction author, has had a very interesting life. Arthur was born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England. He was the oldest of four children. His two brothers were Frederick and Michael, and his sister's name was Mary. As a child, he enjoyed science very much. He lived on a small farm, and enjoyed frequent trips to the nearby ocean. When he was 13 years old, he constructed his own telescope, and changed a bike light to transmit sound alon...
  • Science Fiction World
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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 th...
  • Wells's Science Fiction
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    H.G. Wells (web H.G. Wells) (Times Literary Supplement, "In defence of H.G. Wells) (The Nation, "The Fabians Were Not Amused") (Review of English Studies) Herbert George Wells, better known to the world as H.G. Wells, was born in a small English village in 1866. His parents were middle class and he had been initially apprenticed to be a draper. He quickly abandoned this though, and started teaching school, writing literature, and studying journalism. Despite his family's lack of money, he attend...
  • Three Kids
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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 5th 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 friends...
  • Last Major Event In Clarke's Early Life
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    Arthur C. Clarke was born in 1917 in Minehead, Somerset. His mother was Nora Clarke and his father was Charles Wright Clarke. He had two brothers, Frederick and Michael and one sister, Mary. There were many events that helped to shape him and his writing style. The first major event in his early life was his first plane ride. He went on a Avro 504 biplane with his mother in 1927, this ride remained in his mind forever, and as he progressed as a writer it fueled his science fiction from jet-plane...
  • Great Science Fiction Story
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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...
  • Future In Early Science Fiction Films
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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...
  • Most Intriguing Science Fiction Film
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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 normall...
  • Most Important Condition An Escape
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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...
  • Science Fiction Genre
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    I have chosen to do a sequence from back to the future part two, because I felt that there was far more writing around science fiction. Genre is a specific type of media product / commodity. This seven-minute section has a predictable pleasure because the audience has come to expect certain things from a comedy / science fiction genre. They are in the future (stock setting and location) the iconography, hover boards self drying jackets and flying cars, are a visible symbol that identifies this g...
  • Curator Of The Science Fiction Experience
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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...
  • Science Fiction From Other Popular Genres
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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 Wi...

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