July 16, 2012
Science Fiction novels
Science fiction novels are literacy genre which has antecedents back to mythology. Its earliest pioneers are H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds and Jules Vernes’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. However science fiction actually exploded in the twentieth century when the industrial revolution gave rise to so many new inventions based on the scientific principles discovered in the previous centuries. It is a genre of fiction, a kind of imaginative fuel in which the stories often tell about science and technology of the future. Science fiction novels are literature where fiction, prediction and technology interact.
First, science fiction novels are pure fiction which comes from human being imagination. This is true especially when it comes to science fiction novels as it is based on imaginary stories invented by their authors. For instance, Isaac Asimov and his Foundation trilogy in the 1950s is regarded as the greatest science fiction series ever written as it is based on unreal events such as the fall of the old galactic empire with its barbarism and the rise of a new one dedicated to art, science and technology. Moreover, according to -Ian S. Menzies in Trends In Science Fiction, "Science fiction is a form of literature which crosses the frontiers of knowledge using imagination, intuition or logic to guide it” (New Scientist, 18 September 1958). In other words, in science fiction novels, authors transcend knowledge and factual events with their imagination.
Second, science fiction literacy involves prediction. Indeed, science fiction stories could become true or not. In fact, many science fiction writers have conceived some amazing devices, events and phenomena that actually appeared years after their works were published. For example, In 1984’s The Final Encyclopedia, Gordon Dickson presents readers with the vision of a computer containing the sum knowledge of humans. Its sound a lot like the Internet. Also, At the end of the 19th century, Jules Verne, a veritable science forecaster, references technology very similar to lunar modules, videoconferencing, ocean splashdowns for spacecraft and even the Taser [source: National Geographic]. Since it turns out that some science fiction stories tend to anticipate inventions and discoveries, it is easy to say that science fiction predict the future.
Finally, science fiction deals with technology. This is because most of innovations in