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Science Fiction Literature
The Citizen, Society, and the Future
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beyond the laws of nature
beyond what is natural or observable; not explainable by the laws of nature
based on or told of in traditional stories
a genre concerning events that have not happened, that have not happened yet, or that might happen
This includes great masterpieces of the Greek, Roman, and other ancient civilizations as well as any writing that is widely considered a model of its form.
characters that appear repeatedly across time and place
a story that warns of societal ills, but usually gives some form of remedy
A generalized belief about a group of people
Author of Frankenstein
creator of the monster
medieval chemistry; pseudo-science; hermetics
An early modern term for the study of the nature of the universe, its purpose, and how it functioned; it encompassed what we would call "science" today.
Ursula K. Le Guin
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
an ideal society
a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
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