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  Science fiction : SF
Science fiction proper began, however, toward the end of the 19th century with the scientific romances of Jules Verne, whose science was rather on the level of invention, as well as the science-oriented novels of social criticism by H.G. Wells.
Science fiction writers' work have included predictions of future societies on Earth, analyses of the consequences of interstellar travel, and imaginative explorations of other forms of intelligent life and their societies in other worlds.
Science fiction has also been popular in radio, comic books, television, and movies; it isn'table that about three-quarters of the top twenty highest grossing films, (source: IMDB June 2002) are based around science-fiction or fantasy themes.
www.wordlookup.net /sf/sf.html   (1004 words)

 Definitions of Science Fiction
Science fiction is story-telling, usually imaginative as distinct from realistic fiction, which poses the effects of current or extrapolated scientific discoveries, or a single discovery, on the behavior of individuals of society.
Science fiction is a branch of fantasy identifiable by the fact that it eases the "willing suspension of disbelief" on the part of its readers by utilizing an atmosphere of scientific credibility for its imaginative speculations in physical science, space, time, social science, and philosophy.
Science fiction is that branch of fantasy, which, while not true to present-day knowledge, is rendered plausible by the reader's recognition of the scientific possibilities of it being possible at some future date or at some uncertain point in the past.
www.panix.com /~gokce/sf_defn.html   (2881 words)

 Science Fiction
Science fiction is an incubator for imaginative minds to create visions that help us to glimpse not only the future, but also something about ourselves in the present.
The science fiction of the 20th century, he argues, not only created the concept of the robot but demonstrated the complexity of the threats, opportunities and moral dilemmas their arrival would spark.
Science fiction, a term coined in the 1930s to distinguish the genre from the pulp fiction then becoming popular, carried on examining human morality by placing its characters into situations where some limiting problem had been overcome, such as time travel.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/scifi.html   (5371 words)

 Unified SciFi Forums | Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, RPG: SF Authors by Religion
This list of science fiction authors organized by religion is interesting.
I was checking this list, and found an author listed as a Mormon, wich in that particular case surprised me a lot.
As I read the list of SF authors that Brad supplied, the grouping of Mormons included several authors who were not Mormon, but who were Utah residents and/or had been strongly influenced by the Mormon faith, among whom was L. Modesitt.
forums.shadowdark.org /comments.php?id=103   (3525 words)

 List of science fiction authors: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
There is also a considerable overlap with the List of fantasy authors (List of fantasy authors: more facts about this subject), since many authors are equally comfortable with both genres, and in any case some works deliberately combine the two or blur the distinction.
Juan Miguel Aguilera (Juan Miguel Aguilera: juan miguel aguilera (born in valencia in 1960) is a spanish science fiction...
Kimmo Lehtonen (Kimmo Lehtonen: kimmo lehtonen (born 1967) is a finnish science fiction novelist....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/list_of_science_fiction_authors   (5663 words)

 List of science fiction authors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Category:Science fiction writers which contains additions not in this list, and will soon be more complete than this list.
Official website for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Official website for "Russian Science Fiction and Fantasy"
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_science_fiction_authors   (605 words)

We are making an effort to list only those magazines that pay their contributors, although the payment range varies wildly and few of them meet SFWA professional standards.
Planet Magazine is an award-winning free electronic quarterly of short science fiction, fantasy, horror, humor, and poetry by (mostly) new or little-known authors.
SCI FICTION is the fiction area of SCIFI.com, edited by Ellen Datlow.
www.sfwa.org /links/mags.htm   (844 words)

 U-M Fantasy and Science Fiction Website
Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections - A searchable list of reprinted works and their sources.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database - An index to over 54,000 historical and critical books, articles and news reports compiled by Hal W. Hall.
Science Fiction Resource Guide - A enormous, searchable, scholarly guide maintained by a dedicated fan collaborative.
www.umich.edu /~umfandsf/m_links.html   (1064 words)

 Author List
In Canada it is quite common for science fiction authors to also write fantasy or for fantasy authors to also write horror.
It is also common for Canadian mainstream authors to write a fantastic story or two without fear of being labeled a genre author.
A quick note for any published fantastic literature authors reading this guide: If you are not listed and would like to be or if you are listed and would like to add to, correct or delete anything I've written, please use Email me at mic-newsletter@rogers.com.
www.geocities.com /canadian_sf/pages/author.htm   (226 words)

 Science Fiction Authors - Biggest science resource on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Listing, rating, and describing the most literate science-fiction and fantasy authors and works of...
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America site provides information, practical advice, and news about reading, writing, and publishing SF/F. most professional writers of science fiction and fantasy in North...
Aaron Allston is a writer of science fiction and fantasy.
science.mobilrun.info /index.php?k=science-fiction-authors   (1067 words)

There are 3,284 authors' hotlinks here, and 6,108 authors listed with no hotlinks currently known to this compiler for a total of 9,392 authors' names and/or hotlinks and/or pseudonyms Most recently updated: 22 August 2003
John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award Eligible Author Web Site Some data on authors NOT linked on the World Wide Web is based upon "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Through 1968", compiled by Donald H. Tuck, Chicago: Advent Publishers, Inc., 1974.
He also provided important information in "Science Fiction: fran begynnelsen till vara dagar", commissioned by Radio Sweden, and published in 1969.
www.magicdragon.com /UltimateSF/authors.html   (215 words)

 Science Fiction/Fantasy Authors of Various Faiths
Many science fiction and fantasy writers are "non-religious" (or, more accurately, their "religion" is writing science fiction and fantasy -- in the strictly sociological sense of what constitutes an important motivation or community for them).
Authors have been listed in the table below, grouped by religious affiliation, based on their own statements in published interviews and biographies, information from the author's official website, or because they have written to us to ask to be listed on the page, and specified how and where they should be listed.
An author's religious affiliation is never "assumed" or guessed at based on the religious affiliation of the characters in the author's writing or based on the themes and apparent point of view in their writing.
www.adherents.com /lit/sf_other.html   (10373 words)

 NESFA - New England Science Fiction Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Even when the period for Hugo nominations is over, we will keep the lists for the current year, as well as previous years, available on the nets.
Lists for a given year tend to get updated until the Hugo nominees for that year are released, so that 2005 lists, for example, will be updated through early 2006.
We also maintain a list of author homepages for authors whose works appear on the recommended lists.
www.nesfa.org /recommends   (282 words)

 Science Fiction and Fantasy Book List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This site is a comprehensive bibliography of science-fiction and fantasy authors and their books.
If you find any mistakes or missing authors you think should be listed you can contact me, either by clicking on the link or using the form at the bottom of the page.
This site lists only single author titles, please check the index pages before emailing missing authors, as the site is now so large some browsers will miss authors out.
www.sfbooklist.co.uk   (147 words)

 Famous Science Fiction Authors - Page 1
Some of the "famous" science fiction and fantasy writers on this list may be included because they have been particularly prolific or have had significant influence on the field.
In science fiction and fantasy, a writer's worldview invariably affects their writing, but not necessarily in ways which alienate or are offensive to readers with different beliefs.
If science fiction may be said to have a creed, Ben Bova may have expressed it most simply: "...the principles of science fiction [are] based on the fundamental principles of science: that the universe is understandable, and human reason can fathom the most intricate mysteries of existence, given time.
www.adherents.com /adh_sf.html#Bradley   (4449 words)

 [112.07] Enhancing the Teaching of Astronomy with Science Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Dozens of scientists and science educators with advanced degrees in science have been writing literate and scientifically reasonable science fiction stories in the last two decades, although these are often drowned out by the din of popular magic teenagers and space battle epics.
The paper will give examples of stories and novels with good science, which can be used as a way of making astronomy concepts "come alive" for non-science majors.
A list of science fiction authors with astronomy and physics degrees will be included.
www.aas.org /publications/baas/v36n5/aas205/461.htm   (217 words)

 Science Fiction Author List
Select "news" to see Science Fiction in the News articles (real life news) related to the works of that author.
Technovelgy.com is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers.
Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
www.technovelgy.com /ct/AuthorList.asp   (103 words)

 Whatever: The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies -- Officially Out!
As you might expect from the title, the book is a guide to science fiction film, from the very first SF film in 1902, to this summer's biggest science fiction extravaganzas.
That's 103 years of science fiction film in 325 pages, including the index (lovingly indexed, I'll note, by the super-competent and generally awesome Susan Marie Groppi).
Of course, you could say that science fiction and fantasy are both setting genres, while monster movies are character genres, allowing the movies to comfortably fit into both catagories.
www.scalzi.com /whatever/003785.html   (9940 words)

 Fiction_L Archives (2003) - Science Fiction author list
It covers science fiction that is still in print or available in libraries.
Copyright of Fiction_L postings belongs to their respective authors; postings may only be reused with the author's permission.
Compiled lists (compilations of titles or authors from earlier postings on a particular topic) may not be reused for commercial purposes.
www.webrary.org /MaillistF/msg/2003/3/Re.ScienceFictionauthorli.html   (460 words)

 ipedia.com: List of science fiction authors Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
List of science fiction authors Article - ipedia.com
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America website: " class="external" target="_blank">http://www.sfwa.org/
See also which contains additions not in this list, and will soon be more complete than this list.
www.ipedia.com /list_of_science_fiction_authors.html   (443 words)

 The SF Site: The Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Michael is reading short fiction and young adult titles and he has some thoughts.
When science fiction and fantasy collide, the result can often be a magical fantasy society located on an alien planet or far future Earth.
The setting of this début novel (the first of a series), though, is pretty much the opposite: a Fantasyland "gone all sci-fi." The map at the front and the place names would be right at home in an epic fantasy; yet Aldurea is a futuristic world of hover-cars, energy swords and "dark matter" gateways.
www.sfsite.com   (1089 words)

 The SF Site: Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Links
Welcome to the most comprehensive directory of science fiction, fantasy and horror writers on the Web.
Aiken's latest work is The Cockatrice Boys (Tor, 1996), in which the world is invaded by monsters, causing the downfall of modern civilization (you can find books with similar ideas in the political science section of your local library).
The author of better than 100 published books, he is perhaps best known for his Xanth series of fantasy novels which now number twenty.
www.sfsite.com /scribe/scribe01.htm   (978 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: Genres: Science Fiction: Authors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fantastic Fiction - Bibliographical index of around 2000 science fiction and fantasy authors.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book List Site - Listing of various SF/F authors and their writing history, with links to related web sites.
SFcrowsnest.com - Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Library - An archive of interviews with a number of established SF/F writers.
dmoz.org /Arts/Literature/Genres/Science_Fiction/Authors   (242 words)

 Author Webliography
Admittedly, most of these authors are "literary." I have not included many authors from genres such as science fiction or romance.
Sponsored by the Emily Dickinson International Society, The Emily Dickinson Journal showcases the poet at the center of current critical practices and perspectives, providing an ongoing examination of Dickinson and her relation to the tradition of American poetry and women's literature.
This website provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites.
www.lib.lsu.edu /hum/lit/authors.html   (2353 words)

 Science Fiction: Hugo Award Winners
The Hugo Award is named in honor of Hugo Gernsback, "The Father of Magazine Science Fiction." It is also known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award.
It is considered to be the "Oscar" of the science fiction world.
The Hugo Awards are given by the World Science Fiction Society.
www.nvo.com /slurry/hugowinners   (129 words)

 Fictionwise eBooks: Free eBooks, eBooks for Palm, PocketPC, PC, & Mac
SF/Fantasy author Alan Burt Akers is featured this week with a 75% off discount on Transit to Scorpio, the first title in his popular "Dray Prescot" series.
[Science Fiction/Fantasy] On the planet Kregen that circles Antares, the brightest star of the Constellation of the Scorpion, two forces contend for the world's destiny.
[Romance/Historical Fiction] Set during the eighteenth century, Highland Rebel is the story of three people thrown together during a Highland rebellion--Lizzie Lindsay, daughter of a brutally slain minister; Ewan Cameron, a Clan Chief, on the run with...
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 Sonya Taaffe's Recommended Reading List
When asked to list my favorite science-fiction authors, I invariably mention four or five older authors and maybe one contemporary writer.
So here are some of the recommendations I give my friends, who give me blank looks and thus send me into fits of praise for all these people.
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www.sfwa.org /reading/rec_taaffe.htm   (102 words)

 Dymocks Booksellers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This is a magical, on-the-grandest-scale, action-packed, totally engaging and characterful fantasy novel from the bestselling authors David and Le...
Robert Jordan's epic fantasy saga The Wheel of Time is now firmly established as a classic of the genre and a world-wide bestseller.
The second and concluding novel in the bestselling Commonwealth Saga from Britain's No. 1 science fiction writer.
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