- of or relating to science fiction: a writer of sci-fi books.
Origin of sci-fi
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for sci-fi
This year sci-fi literature magazine Lightspeed raised over $53,000 on Kickstarter to publish an all-female-written magazine.
Still, sci-fi and fantasy that is actually motivated by the issues surrounding women is a rarity.
A raft of thrillers, sci-fi movies, and sinister dramas followed.Can Condon's Freak Show Win Broadway?
November 18, 2014
The premise comes and goes, however, and even the rest of “Clouds” focuses more on sensuality than sci-fi.Prince Returns From the Wilderness and, Thankfully, Is as Restless as Ever
October 1, 2014
The movie was aggressively fun, and, despite its sci-fi setting and outlandish plot, somehow relatable.Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt Is the Everydude Superhero
August 1, 2014
The problem with hotels is that they have a lot of non-gamers in them, too -- and not just sci-fi people.Little Brother
- short for science fiction
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