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Science Fiction Genre Definition – What’s the best definition for science fiction genre? Sci Fi (or science fiction) genre stories involve strong elements of technology that are explained with thorough details and are plausible (when based on hardcore science facts and proof, sci fi becomes hard science fiction). In general, the stories center around the effects and ramifications of computers and machines. Sci Fi stories can involve traveling through space, time, or alternate universes, as well as, involve alien life-forms.

Hardcore science like DNA tampering/restructuring (i.e. genetic engineering) or other such medical experiments are included in the Sci Fi Genre, too. This can lead to Sci Fi boarding on the suspense, thriller, or horror genres, especially with the experiments go wrong.

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science fiction genre definition book coverScience Fiction Genre Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the science fiction genre.

1. 1984 by George Orwell

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

3. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

6. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

7. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

8. Dune by Frank Herbert

9. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

10. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

11. Foundation by Isaac Asimov

12. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

13. Hyperion by Dan Simmons

14. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

15. Neuromancer by William Gibson

16. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

17. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

18. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

19. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

20. The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov

21. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

22. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

23. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

24. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

25. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

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Science Fiction Genre Definition – Related Book Genres

* Drama Genre Definition

* Epic Fiction Genre

* Fantasy Fiction Definition

* Horror Genre Definition

* Suspense Genre Definition

* Techno-thriller Fiction Genre

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