- 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
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
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
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).