Science-fiction Definition

A literary or cinematic genre in which fantasy, typically based on speculative scientific discoveries or developments, environmental changes, space travel, or life on other planets, forms part of the plot or background.
American Heritage
Fiction of a highly imaginative or fantastic kind, typically involving some actual or projected scientific phenomenon.
Webster's New World
Setting - The book or movie may be set in the future, occur during alternative timelines, or occur at some point in history that contradicts the knowledge of history that we know today. The setting may also be in outer space, on other planets, or a story that involves a race from another world.
Character and Plot - There must be a hero, a villain, a problem and a resolution.
Science fiction is storytelling with a focus on characters dealing with advances in technology, science, the future, and space.

Origin of Science-fiction

  • From science + fiction; apparently coined in 1851 by W. Wilson.

    From Wiktionary


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