Wednesday, August 18, 2010
My Experience with Science Fiction
I believe a reasonable definition for "science fiction" would be a genre (literary, cinematic, etc.) based on advanced technology and societies that we have yet to achieve. Whether it be the destruction of one society by another, more advanced one or simply the story of an especially advanced society, almost all science fiction works somehow include how people function as a society with advanced, almost magical technology. My experience with science fiction has been mostly through movies including, but not limited to, Star Wars, Star Trek, Avatar, and Inception. I look forward to this semester giving me the opportunity to read recent science fiction novels and short fictions since I have mostly limited my literary interests to broader fantasy and action books. A few examples of science fiction texts I can come up with are The Time Machine, The Host (by Stephanie Meyer, author of the Twilight series), and George Orwell's 1984.