Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Science Fiction: Characteristics

Obviously, the most prominent feature of the science fiction genre is the science—after all, this is science fiction. So common characteristics of the science fiction genre would include:
  • A fast-paced plot
  • Advanced technology, like genetic manipulation, cloning, robots, artificial intelligence, and spaceships
  • Complex scientific theories, such as those dealing with time travel, multiple dimensions, and string theory 
  • Unusual characters, such as aliens, genetically modified beings, cyborgs (humans with a strong machine component), and androids (sentient robots)
  • Boundary pushing, whether physically (e.g. space exploration), theoretically (e.g. time travel), or ethically (e.g. do androids deserve the rights of humanity?)

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