12 Facts About Science fiction


Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction which typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, extraterrestrial life, sentient artificial intelligence, cybernetics, certain forms of immortality (like mind uploading), and the singularity.

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Science fiction predicted several existing inventions, such as the atomic bomb, robots and borazon, whose names entirely match their fictional predecessors.

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Some scholars assert that science fiction had its beginnings in ancient times, when the line between myth and fact was blurred.

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Red Dwarf, a comic science fiction series aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009.

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Science fiction's rapid rise in popularity during the first half of the 20th century was closely tied to the popular respect paid to science at that time, as well as the rapid pace of technological innovation and new inventions.

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In 2001 the National Science Foundation conducted a survey on "Public Attitudes and Public Understanding: Science Fiction and Pseudoscience.

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Science fiction has sometimes been used as a means of social protest.

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Feminist science fiction poses questions about social issues such as how society constructs gender roles, the role reproduction plays in defining gender, and the inequitable political or personal power of one gender over others.

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Libertarian science fiction focuses on the politics and social order implied by right libertarian philosophies with an emphasis on individualism and private property, and in some cases anti-statism.

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Mary Shelley wrote a number of science fiction novels including Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, and is considered a major writer of the Romantic Age.

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Science fiction is being written, and has been written, by diverse authors from around the world.

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Science fiction fandom emerged from the letters column in Amazing Stories magazine.

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