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Title: What is Science Fiction?


1
What is Science Fiction?
  • Sarah Khan, Ellie Hoag, Allyson Curran, Julia
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Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction Noun - A form of fiction that
    draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and
    speculation in its plot, setting, theme etc.
  • Science fiction is that branch of literature
    that deals with human responses to change in
    science and technology.
  • - Isaac Asimov, Science Fiction Writer

3
Science Fiction
  • Science fiction explores setting, events, and
    characters that are both familiar and our of the
    ordinary.
  • Usually set in the future and involves technology
  • Its purpose is almost always to make a serious
    comment about the world.

4
Key Elements of Science Fiction
  • Realistic and fantastic details
  • Grounded in science
  • Usually set in the future
  • Unknown inventions

5
Theme
  • Theme The central message or idea of a work.
  • The theme is hardly ever directly stated. It
    leaves the reader to figure it out from details
    clues given in the story.
  • Often applies to life as we know it, but through
    different settings and characters. This creates a
    more vivid and memorable experience for the
    reader.

6
Conflict
  • Conflicts Clues to the theme.
  • Internal Taking place within a character.
  • External Taking place between a character and
    an outside force.

7
Foreshadowing
  • Foreshadowing Writing technique that is used to
    seat a mood, create suspense, convey a tone, or
    communicate an attitude toward a subject.
  • Writer uses hints and clues to foreshadow
    future events.
  • The suspense and mood the writer creates keeps
    the reader interested.

8
Science Fiction vs. Realistic Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Deals with things that might possibly happen in
    the future.
  • Elements of Science Fiction
  • Realistic and fantastic details
  • Grounded in science
  • Usually set in the future
  • Unknown inventions
  • Theme may deal with the impact of imagined
    innovations in science or technology, often in a
    futuristic setting.
  • Writing that come from the writers imagination.
  • Can be inspired by actual events or completely
    made up.
  • Created through vivid details that we recognize
    or that move us in some way.
  • Theme is the meaning, moral, or message about
    life that the writer conveys to the reader.

9
Science Fiction Excludes
  • The Laws of Physics
  • The Laws of Nature
  • Ghosts
  • Pure Fantasy
  • Government/Social Classes
  • Gender Differences

10
Popular Sci-Fi Books
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy
  • The Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire
  • Mocking Jay
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Maximum Ride

11
Popular Sci-Fi Movies
  • Inception
  • Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Iron Man
  • Adjustment Bureau
  • Super 8
  • Green Lantern
  • Avatar
  • Star Wars
  • Star Trek

12
Sci-Fi Movie Trailers
  • Old Sci-Fi Movies
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • New Sci-Fi Movies
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • The Hunger Games

13
Thanks for Watching!
  • Sarah Khan, Ellie Hoag, Allyson Curran, Julia
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