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a form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation in its plot, setting, theme, etc.
science fiction

a literary genre that makes imaginative use of scientific knowledge or conjecture
(as modifier): a science fiction writer

science fiction definition

Works of fiction that use scientific discoveries or advanced technology — either actual or imaginary — as part of their plot. Jules Verne and H. G. Wells were early writers of science fiction. More recent ones are Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.


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