Portal:Science fiction

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.

Painting of a green planet rising in the horizon behind a classical-style building on an alien moonscape.
Science fiction

Exploring the UnknownEdit

Alien worlds

Alien worldsEdit

Burroughs' Barsoom seriesEdit

Lost worldsEdit

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 trilogyEdit

Space and the universeEdit

Terrestrial explorationEdit

New lifeformsEdit

Alien lifeformsEdit

Artificially-engineered lifeformsEdit

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

Machine lifeformsEdit

Newly discovered lifeformsEdit


Both natural or accidental, artificial changes to existing life.

Science and inventionsEdit

New discoveries, new inventions and new technology.


"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 realityEdit

Alternative realitiesEdit

Other dimensionsEdit

Time travelEdit


The World of TomorrowEdit

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



Miscellaneous fictionEdit