- a form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation in its plot, setting, theme, etc.
Origin of science fiction
Examples from the Web for science fiction
Contemporary Examples of science fiction
And I thought, ‘I think our songs will get sung at science-fiction conventions!’‘Phineas and Ferb’ Pilot Disney’s Premier Voyage into ‘Star Wars’
July 25, 2014
Star Trek (noun) Science-fiction franchise launched on television in 1966.‘Star Trek’ for Dummies: Get Ready for ‘Into Darkness’ With Our Primer
May 14, 2013
There was no real curriculum; our teacher spent hours reading to us from L. Ron Hubbard's science-fiction book Battlefield Earth.Scientology’s Sea Org: A Story of Escape for Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise
July 6, 2012
I could have put it on my list of the top 10 science-fiction films just as easily.George R.R. Martin's Top 10 Fantasy Films
George R.R. Martin
April 11, 2011
Certainly, when you look at the science-fiction landmarks of the last few decadesa certain chilliness goes with the territory.Apartheid for Aliens
August 13, 2009
Historical Examples of science fiction
We proudly enter a new name in the science-fiction sweepstakes.The Second Voice
For old-timers in science-fiction—these are typical of the days when the field was starting.
These are early stories of the early days of science-fiction.
Just look how simple history is compared with science-fiction!
His influence on science-fiction since then cannot be underestimated.
- a literary genre that makes imaginative use of scientific knowledge or conjecture
- (as modifier)a science fiction writer
1929 (first attested in advertisements for "Air Wonder Stories" magazine), though there is an isolated use from 1851; abbreviated form sci-fi is from 1955. Earlier in same sense was scientifiction (1916).