And for the sake of clarity I would like to quote the Mastero Issac Asimov here-
Realistic or social fiction deals with events played against social backgrounds not significantly different from those that are thought to exist now or have existed at some time in the past. SF and fantacy on the other hand deal with
events played against social backgrounds that do not exist today and
have not existed in the past.
Further, background of the sf could be derived from our own but only by making appropriate changes in the level of existing S&T.
Bottom line- SF is the perception of change through technology.
Afiction which can not or should not sustain itself without its scientific contents.
Science means dealing with facts and science fiction means how science and technology his going to shape our world and not 'HOW IT HAS SHAPED our world'. Every genre has its own purpose, we can experiment but with keeping in mind the possible advantages or effects that it creates.
A good science fiction has to be basically a good fiction dealing with social issues.For that matter how social issues get complicated or simplified with new science coming into being can certainly be a part of the SF.
1) SF is that branch of literature which describes the consequences of S & T on human being.
2) It is a creative piece of art describing human relations and their existance on the background
of S & T known today and likely to develop tomorrow based on todays S & T
3) Story of people facing the problems created by S & TA.P.Deshpande
Present or future, or even the
past, SF should be about the way science and technology effects
changes in our lives - individually or socially. Mere settings alone
will not be SF, change is the key and consequent transformation - of
body/mind/world/cosmos - is the door to a new vision of of man and his
SF is that fiction which cannot stand without its content of S&T¸ regardless of its setting in space and time.
Vishwa Mohan Tiwari
SF is scientifically justifiable story.
Zeashan Haider Zaidy
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