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- Literature : The profession of “letters” (from Latin litteras), and written texts considered as aesthetic and expressive objects.
- Film : A visual medium involving the recording and display of images in motion over time, generally by photographic means.
- Science : The organized body of knowledge based on non–trivial refutable concepts that can be verified or rejected on the base of observation and experimentation
- Television : Electronic transmission of moving pictures.
- Radio : Transmission and reception of information, which can be voice, data or imagery over electromagnetic radiation in free space (i.e., wireless). The information is modulated onto a carrier wave
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- Precursors to science fiction : Add brief definition or description
- Pioneers of science fiction : Add brief definition or description
- Golden Age of Science Fiction : The period between the late 1930's through the 1950's in which Science Fiction saw a strong increase in popularity as stories came out focusing on scientific realism and in depth characterization.
- New Wave science fiction : Add brief definition or description
- Cyberpunk : A philosophy and theme used in fiction, fashion, music, and technological design.
- Dystopian science fiction : Add brief definition or description
- Hard science fiction : Add brief definition or description
- Soft science fiction : Add brief definition or description
- Military science fiction : Add brief definition or description
- Alternate reality science fiction : Add brief definition or description
- Science fiction and ethics : Add brief definition or description
- Science fiction and religion : Science fiction works of which religion is a significant theme
- Science fiction and sex : Science fiction in which sex, gender or reproduction are important theme elements
- Steampunk : A genre of science fiction which has a Victorian sensibility.
Major figures and seminal works
- Cyrano de Bergerac : Add brief definition or description
- Mary Shelley : English author
- Edgar Allan Poe : (1809–1849) American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, essayist, and one of the most prominent figures in the American Romantic Movement in literature.
- Jules Verne : (1828-1905) French author and science-fiction pioneer, some of whose novels involved travel through outer space and under water before technology had made these possible, and whose work has been widely translated and made into a number of films.
- H.G. Wells : (1866–1946) English author best known for his pioneering science-fiction novels; wrote The Time Machine.
- Rudyard Kipling : (1865-1936) British poet, short story writer, and novelist, though best known for his children's classics, the Just So Stories and the Jungle Books.
- Hugo Gernsback : (1884–1967) Highly influential magazine editor, particularly in the science-fiction field, which he helped create, as well as an inventor and entrepreneur.
- John W. Campbell : Editor of Astounding Science Fiction, later Analog, from September, 1937, until his death in 1971, perhaps the seminal figure in the field.
- George Lucas : American film director and movie-technique pioneer. Creator of the Star Wars story and universe.
- Gene Roddenberry : American producer and author best remembered as the creator of the Star Trek television series and its universe.
- Steven Spielberg : Academy Award-winning American film producer and director known for his work across many genres.
- Douglas Adams : (1952–2001) English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician, best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- Isaac Asimov : (1920-92) American chemist and prolific author, especially of science fiction.
- Foundation Series : A series of science fiction stories begun by Isaac Asimov, focused on the Galactic Encyclopedia Foundation
- Robot Series : A group of science fiction short stories and novels by Isaac Asimov concerning a future society in which humans interact with humanoid robots
- Three Laws of Robotics : Rules devised by science fiction author Isaac Asimov to govern the behavior of robots.
- Ray Bradbury : (born August 22 1920) An American writer of novels, essays and short stories, particularly on topics in fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery.
- Arthur C. Clarke : (1917-2008) British futurist and author of science fiction.
- Philip K. Dick : (1928-1982) American author of science-fiction stories and novels
- Frank Herbert : (1920 – 1986) American science fiction author best known for the Dune series.
- Robert A. Heinlein : (1907–88) American author of science fiction; wrote Stranger in a Strange Land.
- Fred Hoyle : English-born 20th-century astronomer and author of science fiction.
- Ursula K. Le Guin : (1929-) American novelist and poet, best known for her work in science fiction and fantasy.
- Madeleine L'Engle : Award-winning American author (1918-2007) known for writing in the science fiction, fantasy and Christian literature genres and particularly noted for her work for young adults.
- : (1916 – 2013) American writer of science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries who achieved cult-like status.
- A.E. van Vogt : Add brief definition or description
Seminal works of science fiction
- : The fictional giant ape introduced in Merian C. Cooper's 1933 RKO motion picture.
- The Day the Earth Stood Still : Add brief definition or description
- : A 1956 MGM science fiction movie in which the crew of a space ship encounters the sole survivors of a colony on a distant planet.
- Village of the Damned : Add brief definition or description
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial : Add brief definition or description
- Star Wars : A six-film space-adventure saga that began in 1977 with the release of the movie Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope).
- The Cold Equations : A 1954 short story by Tom Godwin famous for its tragic conclusion in which the unrelenting demands of engineering formulae are unable to be overcome to provide the standard upbeat ending of that era's pulp fiction.
- You Will Go to the Moon : Speculative 1959 preschool children's book tracing a manned spaceflight from the earth to a space station and eventually to the moon.
- The War of the Worlds (1938 radio broadcast) : The Halloween episode of Mercury Theatre on the Air which caused widespread panic.
- Doctor Who : British science-fiction television series depicting the adventures of a mysterious time-traveller known as 'the Doctor'; original series ran from 1963 to 1989 on the BBC, followed by a 1996 television movie; relaunched in 2005.
- Flash Gordon : A long running series of comic strips as well as radio, movies television stories concerning the science fiction adventures of a heroic polo-playing Yale graduate transplanted from 20th century earth to a Space opera setting of interplanetary warlords and alien creatures.
- Star Trek : Popular American science fiction television series, created by Gene Roddenberry; gained an enormous cult following and spawned an entire fictional universe, films, other series and an extremely successful business enterprise.
- Babylon 5 : A science fiction television series and franchise which was created by J Michael Straczynski.
- Battlestar Galactica : Add brief definition or description
- War of the Worlds : Add brief definition or description
Science fiction awards
- Hugo Awards : Named for the pioneering science fiction editor Hugo Gernsback and given for achievement in science fiction writing, TV, moviemaking, art, and fan writing.
- Nebula Awards : Add brief definition or description
- Philip K. Dick Awards : Add brief definition or description
- Arthur C. Clarke Awards : Add brief definition or description
- John W. Campbell Memorial Award : Add brief definition or description
- Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award : Add brief definition or description
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Related nonfiction disciplines
- Futures studies : The discipline of predicting futures, which is not limited to extrapolating from present trends or to a single possible future
- Artificial intelligence : The field of science and engineering involved with the study, design and manufacture of systems that exhibit qualities such as adaptivity, complexity, goal pursuit, reactiveness to surroundings, and others that are commonly attributed to "intelligence."
- Robotics : The science of designing, building, and using robots for a set of tasks.
- Longevity : Add brief definition or description
- Genetic engineering : The process of manipulating genes, usually outside the organism's normal reproductive process.
- Rocket science : Variously an incorrect name for various engineering disciplines in dealing with unguided rockets or the rocket engines of more intelligent vehicles, or an ironic description of something very complex or very simple (i.e., "this isn't rocket science")