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 – Examples
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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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