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 The world's top science fiction 1 websites
Soft science fiction is the subgenre where plots and themes tend to focus on philosophy, psychology, politics and sociology while de-emphasizing the details of technological hardware and physical laws.
There are, of course, many borderline cases of works using outer-space settings and futuristic-looking technology as little more than window-dressing for tales of adventure, romance, and other typical dramatic themes; examples include Star Wars (which is considered by some diehards to be not science fiction but fantasy) and many Hollywood space operas.
Science fiction has also been popular in radio, comic books, television, and movies; it is notable that about three-quarters of the top twenty highest grossing films (source: IMDb June 2002) are based around science-fiction or fantasy themes.
www.websbiggest.com /wiki-article-tab.cfm/science_fiction_1   (2161 words)

  
 Science fiction : SF
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.
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.
www.wordlookup.net /sf/sf.html   (1004 words)

  
 Writing Science Fiction
Why science fiction is undeserving of its bad reputation.
Science Fiction Themes: Robots, Androids, and AI (Part 2) (1 msgs)
Science Fiction Themes: World Building (Part I) (3 msgs)
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/writing_science_fiction   (359 words)

  
 WebQuest
Your mission, which you must choose to accept, is to compile "stellar" examples of books or stories that exemplify the major themes found in science fiction as the editor for your own science fiction magazine.
Science fiction list - organized by theme: http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/rr-indexes/sf-index-subgenre.html
The theme page(s) should include an illustration, a listing of at least three representative works with a brief plot summary under each work, one paragraph introducing the theme and its characteristics, and one paragraph discussing your rationale for choosing the representative works (e.g.
eprentice.sdsu.edu /S0210/lassetter/SciFiWebQuest.htm   (1160 words)

  
 Space Themes Science Fiction and Fantasy Genres Arts English LoCuaL
- A list of clichés and clichéd themes in plot, setting, characterization, and story events.
English: Arts: Genres: Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes: Space:
Compares ships used in science fiction to those in the real world.
locual.com /D/Idioma/English/Arts/Genres/Science_Fiction_and_Fantasy/Themes/Space   (339 words)

  
 Science Fiction Television Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography
They saw the conception of two brand new "space opera"-based science fiction shows, both featuring broadly similar galactic exploration themes, each show dealing with them in very different manners.
Science fiction is one of the most eclectic and varied of all the genres of fiction.
One of the stalwarts of science fiction television in its early decades was to be the anthology series, in which a completely new story would be presented with each episode, with new actors, settings and situations, the only link being the producers, genre and the series title.
search.localcolorart.com /search/encyclopedia/Science_fiction_television   (6914 words)

  
 Themes/Genres in Science Fiction
Space Opera ("Super science," blasters, phasers, leaping space ships, intergalactic menaces, intrigues, BEMS (Bug Eyed Monsters) etc. This too is an endless category and I have listed only a few primarily early examples.
Some of these texts are what is known as "the cozy catastrophe" where all but a tiny handful are destroyed and that we focus on our interest and concern for these few for whom there is a sort of "happy ending" while cozily contemplating the wholesale extermination of the rest of the world.
SF with a theme of deafness or a focus on non-oral communication
orion.ramapo.edu /~kfowler/sfthemes.html   (1970 words)

  
 CHRONOLOGICAL TV page of ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION WEB GUIDE
Newman followed the escapist super-agent popularity of James Bond by restructuring the show in 1962 and renaming it "The Avenger." The show is listed here because of the wonderful 1965-66 era when the science fiction fiction themes took center stage.
Based on Sax Rohmer's fictional creations of 1908-1910, there is a politically incorrect tinge of "yellow peril" racism in these episodes today, which was also common in the Australian science fiction of its day.
This falls within the definition of science fiction, in that it explicitly relates science and technology and their effect on human beings.
www.magicdragon.com /UltimateSF/tv-chron.html   (11733 words)

  
 Reading Resources selected by Skokie Public Library: Science Fiction & Fantasy Home
Other goals are to build a comprehensive and accurate database of science fiction and fantasy writers with bibliographies, biographies, pictures, new book releases and series, and links to relevant websites.
This index and the awards compiled here range from professional honors to reader polls, academic prizes, and awards made by the community of "fans" who are devoted to the literary science fiction genre.
This comprehensive index to award-winning science fiction, fantasy, and horror materials is presented by Locus Magazine and can be searched by award, author, and year.
www.skokie.lib.il.us /s_read/rd_scifi   (346 words)

  
 cars - Science fiction on television
They saw the conception of two brand new "space opera"-based science fiction shows, both featuring broadly similar galactic exploration themes, each show dealing with them in very different manners.
Science fiction is one of the most eclectic and varied of all the genres of fiction.
One of the stalwarts of science fiction television in its early decades was to be the anthology series, in which a completely new story would be presented with each episode, with new actors, settings and situations, the only link being the producers, genre and the series title.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Science_fiction_television   (6467 words)

  
 Storm The Castle website of Will Kalif
List of science fiction television programs Broken down by themes like aliens, parallel universes etc.
We are pleased to present a number of guides to Science Fiction television series, maintained as a hobby by Duncan White and Bevis King.
Summaries of science fiction movies and television shows including characters, spaceships used and types of aliens.
www.stormthecastle.com /bigbook5/television.htm   (279 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Life 'I've seen things...'
The science behind the fiction is conspicuously absent, being replaced with the permanently befuddled Keanu Reeves stumbling around being confused by nonsense about spoons, and jumping off buildings.
Its use of science is sketchy at best - light-speed travel is dealt with by the use of a "hyperspace" where the normal laws of physics don't seem to apply and force-wielding Jedi fight with theoretically impossible lightsabers - but the emphasis here is certainly not on answering the problems of the human condition.
Essentially westerns set in space, they both cover the universal themes of good versus evil while making lead actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher spit out mind-boggling technospeak on a regular basis.
www.guardian.co.uk /life/feature/story/0,13026,1290561,00.html   (1468 words)

  
 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Foundation
The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards were created in 1998 by the Gaylactic Network to honor works in science fiction, fantasy and horror which include positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues.
The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are juried with an open nomination process and are presented in a variety of categories each year, with works released in the previous calendar year eligible for consideration.
Winners, Short List Recommendations, and all Nominees for this and previous years can be viewed on the special page for each year (see the links on the left).
www.spectrumawards.org   (286 words)

  
 Reading Resources selected by Skokie Public Library: Science Fiction & Fantasy Home
This index and the awards compiled here range from professional honors to reader polls, academic prizes, and awards made by the community of "fans" who are devoted to the literary science fiction genre.
Other goals are to build a comprehensive and accurate database of science fiction and fantasy writers with bibliographies, biographies, pictures, new book releases and series, and links to relevant websites.
This comprehensive index to award-winning science fiction, fantasy, and horror materials is presented by Locus Magazine and can be searched by award, author, and year.
www.skokie.lib.il.us /s_read/rd_scifi   (346 words)

  
 Science Fiction
"'I, Robot,' which opens Friday, revisits one of science fiction's common themes: A creation that develops a will of its own and turns against its creator.
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   (5368 words)

  
 About Israeli Science Fiction - Movie Discussion Forum & Message Board
Israeli science fiction is gaining a new respectability and audience nearly two decades after an earlier burst of local interest faded because of poor translations of foreign science fiction classics and local stories that were derivative at best.
The convention's biggest crowd ever packed the cinema hall for its opening ceremony, at which guest of honor Orson Scott Card, a best-selling author from the United States and one of the biggest names in science fiction worldwide, told the crowd how much Israel means to him.
A thorough list of Jewish "alternative history" tales in which, for example, the exodus never occurred, or the Jews were victorious over the Romans 2,000 years ago, can be found at www.geocities.com/evelynleeper/jewishah.htm.
www.filmhobbit.com /forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8054   (3537 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   (10386 words)

  
 Science fiction Details, Meaning Science fiction Article and Explanation Guide
Soft science fiction is the subgenre where plots and themes tend to focus on philosophy, psychology, politics and sociology while de-emphasizing the details of technological hardware and physical laws.
The European brand of 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, generally speaking, is a form of speculative fiction which deals principally with the impact of imagined science and/or technology upon society or individuals.
www.e-paranoids.com /s/sc/science_fiction_1.html   (2346 words)

  
 Reviews: July 1997
Yet this does prevent science fiction critics--and I include myself here --from presenting grand theories, general observations, and profound commentaries about the nature and purpose of science fiction--all based on their knowledge of only a small fraction of the genre.
Despite his sympathy for science as a human activity, and his desire to explode the cold/hot dichotomy, he still draws distinctions between science and "human values," as if science were not one of them and were not employed in the service of other human values.
Islands in the Sky: The Space Station Theme in Science Fiction Literature.
www.depauw.edu /sfs/birs/bir72.htm   (11044 words)

  
 Science fiction television programs -- Miscellanea links, articles and topics at Suite101.com
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www.suite101.com /subjectheadings/contents.cfm/12772   (788 words)

  
 Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy & Utopia
Comprehensive Index to Female Writers in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Utopian Genres: 18th Century to Present (106K)
Quick Reading Lists: Themes, Characters, Genres, and "if you like..." Lists
This site is essentially a complex bibliography that lists and cites and describes sf & critical works from a feminist perspective.
feministsf.org /femsf   (282 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   (10286 words)

  
 Sci-fi/Fantasy Ring
The quarterly science fiction, fantasy and horror magazine De Tijdlijn has a web space with bio- and bibliographies, Dutch and English terminology lists, and whetever we can come up with.
This site is dedicated to the various science fiction stars of the century (past, present, and future) - mostly from the Star Trek genre.
Her work is more fantasical and has a folk art style, often using themes of fantasy in her work.
w.webring.com /hub?ring=fantacy   (2312 words)

  
 Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy & Utopia
Comprehensive Index to Female Writers in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Utopian Genres: 18th Century to Present (106K)
Quick Reading Lists: Themes, Characters, Genres, and "if you like..." Lists
Recommended Reading List (FSF for Beginners) - a canon of feminist sf
www.feministsf.org /femsf   (217 words)

  
 Exploring Alternatives by Wendy Darling
In the book’s introduction, the editors say their aim was to explore one of science fiction's enduring themes, “the Alien, the Not-Self, the Other,” with the “other” a lesbian or gay man (or something reasonably close, in science fiction terms).
Storm Constantine, whom I cited under science fiction, is certainly an author who scores very high in delivering fantasy novels that include “alternative” themes – not just in terms of sexuality, but gender as well.
One of the best examples of alternative sexuality in science fiction is Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction (the first in a trilogy that would eventually include Fantasy and Horror).
www.scifidimensions.com /Oct03/alternatives.htm   (1886 words)

  
 AwardWeb: Collections of Literary Award Information and Photographs -- http://www.awardweb.info
Given by a jury to honor science fiction, fantasy and horror which include positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues.
Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, and the members of the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society to four individuals on the basis of their continued excellence and long-time contribution to the science fiction and fantasy field.
Atorox is given by Turku Science Fiction Society; judges consists of various Finnish SF clubs and fans.
dpsinfo.com /awardweb   (1886 words)

  
 Open Directory - Games:Roleplaying:Genres:Science Fiction
Science Fiction roleplaying games usually focus on the future, and usually use technology as the source of wonder, where a Fantasy game would use magic.
In this unusual science fiction game published by Palladium Books, player characters are Y2K survivalists who must band together to save America from insectoid aliens who invaded the Earth on January 1, 2000.
Non-commercial tabletop roleplaying games based in science fiction (defined for these purposes as rules or settings that use science and technology as central themes, rather than the mysticism that defines the Fantasy and Horror categories.
dmoz.org /Games/Roleplaying/Genres/Science_Fiction/desc.html   (1097 words)

  
 SB&F: Sample SB&F Online
The short list for the 1999 award—given to the best science fiction novel whose first U.K. edition was published in 1998—has been announced, according to the fanzine Ansible.
It is mostly reviews and list of different kinds, but also some other stuff that I've found interesting for this or that reason.
Close to our heart is issue #18, whose theme was "Science and Fiction" (look for it in their Archives).
www.sbfonline.com /3a3.htm   (2534 words)

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