Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible (or at least non-supernatural) content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, aliens, and paranormal abilities. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations is one purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas".Excerpted from Science fiction on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Science fiction

Exploring the Unknown edit

 
Alien worlds

Alien worlds edit

Burroughs' Barsoom series edit

Lost worlds edit

The Lost World literary genre is a fantasy or science fiction genre that involves the discovery of a new world out of time, place, or both. It began as a subgenre of the late-Victorian imperial romance and remains popular to this day.Excerpted from Lost World (genre) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Burroughs' Caspak trilogy edit

Space and the universe edit

Terrestrial exploration edit

New lifeforms edit

Alien lifeforms edit

Artificially-engineered lifeforms edit

Constructed, re-vivified, genetically engineered or otherwise intentional, artificial creation of new lifeforms.

Machine lifeforms edit

Newly discovered lifeforms edit

Mutations edit

Both natural or accidental, artificial changes to existing life.

Science and inventions edit

New discoveries, new inventions and new technology.

Edisonade edit

"Edisonade" is a modern term, coined in 1993 by John Clute in his and Peter Nicholls' The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, for stories based around a brilliant young inventor and his inventions, many of which would now be classified as science fiction. This sub-genre started in the Victorian and Edwardian eras and had its apex of popularity during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Excerpted from Edisonade on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Time and reality edit

Alternative realities edit

Other dimensions edit

Time travel edit

Afterlife edit

The World of Tomorrow edit

Utopian novels, views of the future and predictions of things to come.

Other edit

Humour edit

Miscellaneous fiction edit

Non-fiction edit

Thrillers edit