These are valid questions. Literary snack food has its place.
Oliver's "Unearthly Neighbors" Chad Oliver, an Anthropologist, wrote particularly plausible novels of First Contact -- a term, after all, which originated in the field of Anthropology. The first of his masterpieces. Ballentine, ; revised first hardcover edition, New York: Crown, ] in later had a sequel, "The Shores of Another Sea.
Other terms for this popular genre include: Others cite Castello Holford's novel "Aristopia: Trevelyan published a nominally nonfictional article about what might have happened if Napoleon had won at Waterloo.
Alfred Toynbee, in his "A Study of History" tried the same sort of academic experiments in allohistory. Some other splendid examples are: It is one of the most enthralling science-fiction books ever written.
At once a fantasy adventure, an exceptional mystery, it is a new concept that touches the very framework of reality. What was 'The Blind Spot? The fantastic events that follow from its deceptively simple opening are the sort of stuff from which Charles Fort wove his world-shaking books and A. Merritt wrought fabulous novels.
Lapses into Imaginary History", edited by J.
A Drama of the Reconstruction Period", by Arthur Goodman"Ancestral Voices", by Nat Schachnerflawed time-travel change-the-past story, in which the accidental consequence is the passage into never-beingness of tens of thousands of descendants of one killed ancestor "Sideways in Time", by Murray Leinstergives a four-dimensional view of alternate timelines, and a protagonist who switches from one to another, some in which humans never evolved.
The breakthrough into explicitly science-fictional allohistory. DickGermany and Japan conquer and split the U. Jim Rittenhouse's Alternate History and a fascinating inside look by a professional science fiction author: Stephen Baxter's "Branches in Time: Alternate Histories Are True SF" Fairly thorough search results, including anthologies, references, and listings by author may be found in: Schmunk also check out: To make the definition cover all science fiction instead of 'almost all' it is necessary only to strike out the word 'future'.
Berkeley There is a scientific basis for such speculations, namely the "Many Worlds" interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.
The notion is that each time a subatomic particle can one of several things, it actually does all them, splitting the universe into multiple copies which differ only in that one micro-event. The universe splits, splits again, and ramifies into an astonishing tree of alternative realities, a quintillion times a second.Definitions of "Science Fiction" And what do we even mean by "science fiction" anyway?
In one sense, the first article to define the field was published over years ago, before the field was widely ackonwledged to exist: New Species of Literature "We learn that Mr. R. A. Locke, the ingenious author of the late 'Moon Story' or 'Astronomical Hoax,' is putting on the stocks the frame of a new.
Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification, is a well established literary device from ancient times. The story of "The Hawk and the Nightingale" in Hesiod's Works and Days preceded Aesop's fables by leslutinsduphoenix.comtions of linked fables from India, the Jataka Tales and Panchatantra, also employ anthropomorphized animals to illustrate principles of life.
Detailed analysis of Watership Down makes a convincing argument that the novel is a twentieth century epic that treats its rabbit protagonist as a classical hero. Meyer, Charles. “The Power of Myth and Rabbit Survival in Richard Adams’ Watership Down.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 3, no.
4 (): Last week’s post on the spooky dimensions of reading—the one-on-one encounter, in the silent places of the mind, with another person’s thinking—sparked a lively discussion on the comments page, and no shortage of interesting questions.
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