Origin of science fiction
Examples from the Web for 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’|Jason Lynch|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Star Trek (noun) Science-fiction franchise launched on television in 1966.‘Star Trek’ for Dummies: Get Ready for ‘Into Darkness’ With Our Primer|Sujay Kumar|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Abigail Pesta|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I could have put it on my list of the top 10 science-fiction films just as easily.
Certainly, when you look at the science-fiction landmarks of the last few decadesa certain chilliness goes with the territory.
One of the truly unusual novels of science-fiction—a vivid portrayal of the deadliest planet ever discovered!Space Prison|Tom Godwin
Donald A. Wollheim was bitten early by the science-fiction bug.The Secret of the Ninth Planet|Donald Allen Wollheim
But don't get discouraged, you science-fiction guzzlers, we have dozens of excellent articles composed just for you.The Fantasy Fan, October 1933|Various
He is the author of two previous books and several dozen short stories in science-fiction magazines since 1940.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
I have a hunch that the history books are a poor way of planning a life today—and that science-fiction comes a lot closer.The Black Star Passes|John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for science fiction
- a literary genre that makes imaginative use of scientific knowledge or conjecture
- (as modifier)a science fiction writer
Word Origin and History for science fiction
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).
Culture definitions for science fiction
Works of fiction that use scientific discoveries or advanced technology — either actual or imaginary — as part of their plot. Jules Verne and H. G. Wells were early writers of science fiction. More recent ones are Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.