What is Science Fiction, Actually? — Sci-fi Series
For such an important and well-loved genre, sci-fi is rather difficult to define. Is it space opera? High-brow philosophical parables? Serious speculation about the future of technology? Is it all of those things? And then, what isn’t it?
In this episode, we attempt to “solve” this puzzling genre by answering one simple question: “what is science fiction?”
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—Tale Foundry themes by Rohan Parry (https://soundcloud.com/midimachine)
—“Inventing the Future”, by Kinoton: https://soundcloud.com/kinotonmusic
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—“Again Again”, by Warm
—Footage from “I AM Legend Animated Comics 3: Shelter”, by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
—Footage from “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror”, by F.W. Murnau
—“Speculative Fiction”: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SpeculativeFiction
—“Sliding Scale of Realistic vs. Fantasy”: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic
—“Sci-fi Ghetto”: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScifiGhetto
—“On the Poetics of the Science Fiction -Genre”, by Darko Suvin
—“A Historical Look at Why Science Fiction Always Gets Screwed at the Oscars”: https://www.inverse.com/article/27692-oscars-scifi-science-fiction-arrival-star-wars-2001-kubrik
—“Science Fiction Awards are Basically Bullshit”: https://www.inverse.com/article/28274-nebulas-2016-science-fiction-awards-books
—“Why no Sci-fi movie ever won Best Picture”: https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Movies/2016/0225/Oscars-2016-Why-has-no-sci-fi-movie-ever-won-Best-Picture
—“Why Science fiction authors can’t win”: https://galacticbrain.com/why-science-fiction-authors-cant-win/
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