by Len Stage
Science fiction, in literature, is defined as a category of speculative fiction that commonly showcases futuristic and extraordinary ideas, like space exploration, technological advancement,
aliens, and more.
In the platform of film, on the other hand,
science fiction is referred to as the genre that utilizes imaginary and fictional science and technological-based portrayal of events that are not totally accepted by the integrating science.
Regardless of what avenue it is, science fiction is truly one of the genres that have made it to the to-be-read and must-watch lists of every patrons.
There are various subcategories of science fiction, such as the hard sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, alien invasion, dystopia, utopia, artificial intelligence, and more.
In the realm of literature, there are a handful of sci-fi novels written by brilliant authors that are being put to shelves by readers.
Examples of these novels are the following: Dune by Frank Herbert; The Brotherhood of the Wone by Len Stage; The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells; and more.
However, if we turn to the avenue of film, there are also great sci-fi movies and series that have been produced.
Examples of the said movies are Star Trek, Maze Runner, Star Wars, Arrival, The Martian, and more.
Thus, in both corners of film and literature, science fiction is always one of those widely patronized genre. Every book lover and movie enthusiast have a soft spot for sci-fi.
For better understanding, here are five reasons that would elaborate why science fiction is one of the best genres:
It brings a new dish to the table
Romance, comedy, adventure, thriller, horror, and any other genre -- excluding science fiction, have already presented their aces to the audience.
The elements of their stories and films are, somehow, have been predicted by the public for they have seen a couple of film or have read a handful of story of the aforementioned genres.
Science fiction, on the other hand, offers different elements. The use of artificial intelligence, alternate universes, and technology in general has changed the game of literature and film.
It makes its patron and even non-science fiction fans get excited for there are new types of characters and other elements that are being mixed in the plot.
The other amazing thing about this genre is that it all offer plenty of new ingredients but it does not take away the romance, action, and ice breaker scenes.