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  Science Fiction
Science fiction, sometimes referred to with the broader term of speculative fiction, finds its roots in the mists of antiquity, claiming the Epic of Gilgamesh, the rapture of Elijah, and Greek and Egyptian mythology as its predecessors.
His work illustrates that science fiction arises when the rate of technological progress accelerates to the degree that consciousness of the changes within one's lifetime develops, and flourishes only when industrialisation brings the knowledge that the future will not be like the present to the common awareness.
Science fiction authors have the ideas available to all fiction writers at their disposal, as well as the scientific, futuristic, and alternative possibilities, limited only by their imaginations.
www.sccs.swarthmore.edu /users/06/powen/populaer/ScienceFiction.htm   (4752 words)

 Fictionwise eBooks: Under a Dollar
A classic science fiction story from the January 1960 issue of "Astounding Science Fiction," edited by the legendary John W. Campbell, Jr.
Time-travel, however, has become acceptable to science fiction readers as a traditional device in stories than are otherwise admissible in the genre.
A classic tale from the golden age of science fiction, edited by the legendary John W. Campbell, Jr.
fictionwise.com /ebooks/underadollar.htm   (1230 words)

 Science fiction: a Biblical perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whether or not this is indeed the origin of science fiction proper, one fact is certain: evolution has permeated the genre from its beginning, giving writers the basis for humanistic themes and for imagining all sorts of strange phenomena.
In science fiction, the diversity of these life-forms is only limited to one’s imagination where often the characteristics of human, animal and plant life are exaggerated or deformed to create bizarre creatures.
Although science fiction has predicted a number of useful technologies, the genre is permeated with unrealism, humanism, occultism, New Age philosophy, Eastern mysticism and evolutionism which are of no value in the real world and are condemned in the Scriptures.
www.answersingenesis.org /tj/v15/i2/science_fiction.asp   (6087 words)

 Centauri Dreams » Blog Archive » Hyperspace in Science Fiction
With hyperspace suddenly in the news, here are some thoughts on how taking a shortcut to reach the stars has appeared in science fiction.
“Hyperspace is the science fictional name for the ‘other space’; used in such short cuts.
So hyperspace behaves like a little map of our own universe, a map which can be visited — as though we could step from London to the point marked ‘London’ on the map, walk a short distance to the point marked ‘New York’, and step out of the map into the real New York.
www.centauri-dreams.org /?p=502   (771 words)

 Introducing HyperSpace Magazine - Science Fiction - Fantasy - Beyond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
HyperSpace is a new non-profit magazine dedicated to celebrating science fiction and related genres.
HyperSpace comes to you "from the minds behind Toronto Trek" (Canada's largest annual science fiction event), and will feature a fun and exciting mix of articles and interviews from the worlds of science fiction and science fiction fandom - with a uniquely Canadian twist!
HyperSpace's goal is the celebration of science fiction and related genres in all of its forms.
www.vex.net /~guru/hyperspace/hs.htm   (436 words)

 science fiction resource guide
Science Fiction Gallery - how science fiction has grown through media history, from the written word, to comics, film, television, and even multimedia.
Moon in Science Fiction, The - annotated bibliography of science fiction novels and short stories in which Earth's satellite has a role.
Science Fiction Romance - for readers and writers interested in the blending of the science fiction and romance genres.
members.tripod.com /amcchalmers/sciencefiction/sciencefictionresourceguide.html   (3115 words)

 Study: Critical Thinking: Pseudoscience, "Science Fiction in Pseudoscience" 04/05
Science fiction writers have invented various totally imaginary ways to get around this problem so that they can use the usual cowboys and Indians plots.
Terms like hyperspace and space warp, common in science fiction literature since the 1930s, have become familiar recently to millions of illiterates via their use in fantasy TV shows and movies involving interstellar travel.
Anyway, the space ship "makes the jump to hyperspace," or "warps space," and then when it gets near (?) its destination (?) -- how it navigates is unknown and unspecified -- it comes back into "regular space." Now, this is all total gibberish, with no connection to the real universe in which we live.
www.csj.org /studyindex/studycrthk/study_pseddoscience/study_factscnfiction4.htm   (1160 words)

 The Fiction Of Time
Few science fiction authors bother any more to go into detailed explanations of how it might be possible for spaceships to travel faster than the speed of light.
This may be permissible in fantasy, but science fiction should be restricted to what is possible, or what seems possible, in light of contemporary science.
Yet science fiction books and magazines are filled with stories of people jumping from one point to another in a "time stream," creating disturbing paradoxes in "the present world" they have left behind.
www.iwaynet.net /~wdc/timefic.htm   (3335 words)

 Hyperspace in Science Fiction : The Astronomy Cafe - Dr. Sten Odenwald
Hyperspace s described as not 'strictly an energy field' but requires external pressre in the form of gas pressure at both the outlet and inlet positions otherwise, the hyperspace opening takes millions of years to heal itself and an explosion could result.
Focussing a hyperspace transmitter on a spaceship moving FTL requires specifying coordinates in a 900,000-dimensional space and is impossible to control.
Entry into hyperspace can ocur by a variety of means: The sudden unleashing of natural forces; the application of powerful magnetic fields; traveling to places in space where natural 'incongruities' exist, or the application of the emenations of mysterious new elements.
www.astronomycafe.net /anthol/scifi2.html   (4888 words)

 Science Fiction Weekly Interview
We should just be happy that science fiction is doing fairly well on television and in the book market, so that high-quality product has some chance of getting exposure and reaching us.
Science shouldn't be included for the sake of proving one's knowledge or justifying oneself.
An author's purpose is to tell a story, and if the science is in service to the story, and it is conveyed clearly and with only those details that contribute to the story, then I think readers will remain interested and will be able to understand.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue205/interview.html   (3173 words)

 Science fiction Archives | Samizdata.net
Yet, just as the new pulp genre of science fiction showed that the horizons of plausibility were widening, the Macguffins deployed by the creators of superheroes hinted that such transformations were not too far away for humanity itself.
Science fiction/fantasy authors often inform how we see the real world and it is no accident that Heinlein is so popular with libertarians and libertarian oriented conservatives.
I generally exclude Rand as a science fiction writer only because she didn't know that Anthem and Atlas Shrugged are science fiction -- and that science fiction is the "literature of ideas" that she erroneously believed detective fiction to be.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/cat_science_fiction.html   (7808 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Time Travel (Science Fiction Writing Series): Books: Paul Nahin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Explores the theories of relativity and the science behind time travel to help writers of science fiction create their stories.
If you are a science fiction writer, I STRONGLY suggest that you read this so that you story will not be a heap of junk in a garbage can.
You will learn many, many, things such as the REAL science of hyperspace, which is the possible fifth dimension,(the fifth dimension is not simply something that someone made up) and the REAL science of wormholes.
www.amazon.co.uk /Time-Travel-Science-Fiction-Writing/dp/0898797489   (405 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Science Fiction
science fiction, literary genre to which a background of science or pseudoscience is integral.
H.G. The appearance of the magazines _Amazing Stories_ (1926) and _Astounding Science Fiction_ (1937) encouraged good writing in the field, which was further spurred by post-World War II technological developments.
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today-but the core of science fiction, its essence … has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
fusionanomaly.net /sciencefiction.html   (3256 words)

 Pulp Science Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Today, when most of us look back nostalgically at Pulp Science Fiction, we often see a conglomeration of every cliché and melodramatic element from the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s as well as the bad science fiction movies of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Jack Williamson – “The Legion of Space” (Astounding Science Fiction, 1934) – space opera about four buccaneering soldiers and their various adventures in the far-flung universe; “The Legion of Time” (Astounding Science Fiction, 1938) – earliest and most ingenious tale of alternate worlds and time paradoxes with conflicting potential future worlds battling through time.
History of the Pulps:  The Golden Age of Science Fiction is generally recognized as a twenty-year period between 1926 and 1946 when a handful of writers, including Clifford Simak, Jack Williamson, Isaac Asimov, John W. Campbell, Robert Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard, were publishing highly original, science fiction stories in pulp magazines.
www.towson.edu /~flynn/pulps.htm   (2156 words)

 Libraries in Science Fiction
One of science fiction's techniques is to analyze concepts for their irreducible meanings and then to synthesize new and sometimes surprising combinations of ideas out of that basic material.
Science fiction consists of the hopes and dreams and fears (for some dreams are nightmares) of a technically based society." He also said that science fiction allows us to practice in a no-practice area.
Science fiction's task is to help us imagine it better.
www2.ku.edu /~sfcenter/library.htm   (3656 words)

 Science Fiction and Fantasy
One of the strong points of the original Star Trek series was that, aside from being science fiction, it was also social commentary; the series expressed Gene Roddenberry's view of society.
Now, Robert Zubrin brings us a piece of science fiction satire that will leave his readers shaking their heads with disbelief. Reading the dust jacket tells you all you need to know about the story:
If you read science fiction, chances are you’ve read the Foundation series. A long-time fan favorite, the series has been in print for over 50 years. The series is written as a historical novel, chronicling the fall of the first galactic empire.
books.vulcanears.com /html/science_fiction.html   (1639 words)

 Surfing Through Hyperspace
The word "hyperspace" was coined by John W. Campbell in his short story "The Mightiest Machine" (1934), and the term has been used both by science-fiction writers and physicists ever since.
Some physicists also view hyperspace as a higher dimension in which our entire universe may be curved -- in the same way that a flat piece of paper can be flexed or rolled so that it curves in the third-dimension.
This simple science fiction is not only good fun but it also serves a serious purpose, that of expanding your imagination.
sprott.physics.wisc.edu /pickover/fourth_fc.html   (3197 words)

 X Minus One
X Minus One was a science fiction radio series on NBC from April 1955 through January 1958.
Science fiction is good when it takes existing scenarios and puts them in an unreal setting.
Science fiction is good when it's far fetched.
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 How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later
Of course, in science fiction no pretense is made that the worlds described are real.
Because, quite by accident, in the pursuit of a good yarn, a science fiction author or producer or scriptwriter might stumble onto the truth...
And—and I say this as a professional fiction writer—the producers, scriptwriters, and directors who create these video/audio worlds do not know how much of their content is true.
deoxy.org /pkd_how2build.htm   (8164 words)

 Neutron Star Still Shining Light on Hard Science Fiction
Whereas much Golden Age SF forced the reader to choke down enormous jagged chunks of ham-fisted exposition in order to understand what was going on, the stories in Neutron Star substitute deceptively "throwaway" lines and engaging, conspiratorial, conversational asides that all place the reader so effectively in Niven's world that everything seems logical, even natural.
The Outsiders, who prefer to see where they are going rather than travel in hyperspace, have the most powerful inertialess drive in Known Space, capable of decelerating from 0.8 lightspeed instantaneously.
Neutron Star is not merely a true classic of science fiction, it is a relic of a bygone age.
www.space.com /sciencefiction/larryniven/neutron_star_000217.html   (1238 words)

 Hyperspace in Fiction? - Unified Science Fiction and Fantasy Forums
I used the time they were trapped in hyperspace jump for some action inside the vessel like a hijacking, sabotage or murder mystery once in awhile.
I have really enjoyed some SF stories where hyperspace is not used at all, where they go with the old concept of generational ships.
I remember one particular book, but not the author right now, where the society in the generational ship broke down over the years and a whole new society grew up that didn't even understand that they were on a ship.
www.shadowdark.org /ib/Hyperspace-in-Fiction_18-1.php   (935 words)

 Surfing Through Hyperspace by Cliff Pickover
Three dimensions are simply not sufficient to explain Pickover's astounding breadth of knowledge on such arcane matters as spacetime wormholes, random walks, and the enormous science fiction literature dealing with the higher dimensions.
Hyperspace is where physics, mathematics, and science fiction collide.
Pickover's book is one of his many mind-expanding tomes about science, arguments designed to educate the general reader about such matters as fl holes, the nature of time, and infinity.
sprott.physics.wisc.edu /pickover/fourthb.html   (1004 words)

 Hyperspace Connections
He knew, of course, that it is impossible to travel faster than light; and he also knew that there was a common convention in science fiction that allowed writers to use the gimmick of a shortcut through "hyperspace" as a means around this problem.
Before Sagan set the ball rolling again, it had seemed that such hyperspace connections had no physical significance and could never, even in principle, be used as shortcuts to travel from one part of the Universe to another.
The science fiction writers were right -- hyperspace connections do, at least in theory, provide a means to travel to far distant regions of the Universe without spending thousands of years pottering along through ordinary space at less than the speed of light.
www.skybooksusa.com /time-travel/physics/hypeconn.htm   (582 words)

 science fiction
The Romulans are a fictional race in the Star Trek universe that are descended from Vulcans.
In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic.
In the Star Trek fictional universe, tachyons are frequently invoked to explain some aspect of the Romulan cloaking device.
www.home.zonnet.nl /hyperspace/science_fiction.htm   (2604 words)

 Recursive Science Fiction--Almost
It is a nice touch to have two of the many new muses be Phretys the Muse of Modern Science Fiction and her sister Threnia the Muse of Modern Fantasy Novels.
The major character in the book is a writer (and articulates this well) but he is not particularly a science fiction writer and this craft is peripheral to the novel.
None of them are science fiction writers; the only reference to SF is that there is a poet who wrote his doctoral dissetation on the works of J. Ballard.
www.nesfa.org /Recursion/recursive_Almost.htm   (3133 words)

 Amazon.com: Time Travel (Science Fiction Writing Series): Books: Paul J. Nahin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But electric engineering professor and science fiction writer Paul Nahin doesn't want you taking short cuts in your epoch-journeying yarns--at least, not because you were lazy about research.
His premise is that science fiction could get away with anything even 50 years ago, when most people and most scientists thought time travel to be impossible, but nowadays, you have to be scientifically sound if you don't want to be laughed out of the literary world.
He colors his book with quotes and anecdotes from all kinds of works of science fiction and from scientists in the past to make the book fun (and sometimes humorous!).
www.amazon.com /Time-Travel-Science-Fiction-Writing/dp/0898797489   (2014 words)

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