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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Science fiction.
See also changes related to Science fiction, or pages that link to Science fiction or to this page or whose text contains "Science fiction".

Parent topics

  • Literature [r]: The profession of “letters” (from Latin litteras), and written texts considered as aesthetic and expressive objects. [e]
  • Film [r]: A visual medium involving the recording and display of images in motion over time, generally by photographic means. [e]
  • Science [r]: The organized body of knowledge based on non–trivial refutable concepts that can be verified or rejected on the base of observation and experimentation [e]
  • Television [r]: Electronic transmission of moving pictures. [e]
  • Radio [r]: 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 [e]


See also: Robert A. Heinlein/Works
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Sub genres


  • Amazing Stories [r]: American sci-fi monthly magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing; first magazine devoted solely to science fiction and continued into at least the 1960's. [e]

Major figures and seminal works




  • John W. Campbell [r]: Editor of Astounding Science Fiction, later Analog, from September, 1937, until his death in 1971, perhaps the seminal figure in the field. [e]
  • George Lucas [r]: American film director and movie-technique pioneer. Creator of the Star Wars story and universe. [e]
  • Gene Roddenberry [r]: American producer and author best remembered as the creator of the Star Trek television series and its universe. [e]
  • Steven Spielberg [r]: Academy Award-winning American film producer and director known for his work across many genres. [e]

Influential authors

Seminal works of science fiction



  • The Cold Equations [r]: 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. [e]
  • You Will Go to the Moon [r]: Speculative 1959 preschool children's book tracing a manned spaceflight from the earth to a space station and eventually to the moon. [e]



Science fiction awards

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