Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction which includes themes such as science, technology, time travel, spaceflight and extraterrestrial life. These stories usually outline the consequences that scientific and technological innovations have in the real world.
Science fiction has started becoming popular during the first half of the 20th-century due to technological innovations and inventions. These stories have also predicted development in science and technologies.
Science fictions are usually associated with the sense of wonder as well as they are considered as a mean of social objection. Indeed, the presence of robots, human clones and intelligent computers within these stories can be seen as a protest against the social alienation in modern societies.
Science fiction can be classified into two categories: hard science fiction and soft science fiction. Hard science fiction focuses on physics, astronomy, engineering and mathematics. Soft science fiction concentrates on botany, zoology and social science.
Additionally, over the years, science fictions for kids have started becoming important. These stories outline about the future, time machines, robots and spaceships. Finally, science fictions differ from fantasy stories which are full of magic elements and elements which do not exists in science.
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