Science Fiction

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Science Fiction Science Fiction is the fictional treatment of the effects of science or future events on human beings. More precisely, science fiction deals with events that did not happen, have not yet happened or are impossible to happen now. It considers these events rationally in terms both of explanation and of consequences for the human race. The most common subjects for science fiction are the future, travel through space or time, life on other planets, and crises created by technology or alien creatures and environments. The first major writer of science fiction in English, however, and the man who may be considered the father of modern science fiction is H.G. Wells. More interested in biology and evolution than in the physical sciences and more concerned about the social consequences of invention than the accuracy of the invention itself, Wells from 1894 on wrote stories of science invested with irony and realistic conviction. His reputation grew rapidly after the publication of The Time Machine in 1895. Time travelling is as like as space travelling a possibility to show the unreality, which is found in this kind of literature. Referred to The Time Machine Wells is presenting time travelling as a result of scientistic development. By this way it is easier for the reader to believe that such a kind of machine could really exist. The subjects of science fiction have been touched upon by fantastic literature since ancient times. The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic dealt ...

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