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Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible (or at least non-supernatural) content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, aliens, and paranormal abilities. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations is one purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas".Excerpted from Science fiction on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Painting of a green planet rising in the horizon behind a classical-style building on an alien moonscape.
Science fiction

Exploring the Unknown[edit]

Painted cover art for a 1917 edition of from A Princess of Mars: a man with a sword stands in front of and defends a woman in a long red cloak
Alien worlds

Alien worlds[edit]

Burroughs' Barsoom series[edit]

Lost worlds[edit]

The Lost World literary genre is a fantasy or science fiction genre that involves the discovery of a new world out of time, place, or both. It began as a subgenre of the late-Victorian imperial romance and remains popular to this day.Excerpted from Lost World (genre) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Burroughs' Caspak trilogy[edit]

Space and the universe[edit]

Terrestrial exploration[edit]

New lifeforms[edit]

Alien lifeforms[edit]

Artificially-engineered lifeforms[edit]

Constructed, re-vivified, genetically engineered or otherwise intentional, artificial creation of new lifeforms.

Machine lifeforms[edit]

Newly discovered lifeforms[edit]


Both natural or accidental, artificial changes to existing life.

Science and inventions[edit]

New discoveries, new inventions and new technology.


"Edisonade" is a modern term, coined in 1993 by John Clute in his and Peter Nicholls' The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, for stories based around a brilliant young inventor and his inventions, many of which would now be classified as science fiction. This sub-genre started in the Victorian and Edwardian eras and had its apex of popularity during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Excerpted from Edisonade on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Time and reality[edit]

Alternative realities[edit]

Other dimensions[edit]

Time travel[edit]


The World of Tomorrow[edit]

Utopian novels, views of the future and predictions of things to come.



Miscellaneous fiction[edit]