The Most Important Works In Science Fiction

Discussion in 'SciFi & Fantasy' started by Plazma Inferno!, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    The overarching term, for purists, is speculative fiction.

    SpecFic makes some changes to the world that distinguish it from ours, and then runs it through its paces to see the outcome.

    In Sci-Fi, those changes are often technological in source.

    affected me more than any other book I've ever read. A kind of loss of innocence (even though I was in my 20s.)
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  3. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

    1984 was sci-fi in the way it looked at the future of communications, notably the technical side, the constant surveillance, etc, but also cut across political fiction and various other genres as part of its speculations.
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