Definitions of science fiction

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I’m just going to leave these here.

Isaac Asimov. 1975: “Science fiction can be defined as that branch of literature which deals with the reaction of human beings to changes in science and technology.”

John W. Campbell, Jr. 1947: “To be science fiction, not fantasy, an honest effort at prophetic extrapolation from the known must be made.”

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One thought on “Definitions of science fiction

  1. I reposted this on Facebook, and was asked by another author what my definition of science fiction is. Here goes:

    Tales that extrapolate known and theoretical scientific principles as their basis or background, to show how they impact the characters of the story.

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