Compiled by Ewana Yusop 2012

Compiled by Ewana Yusop 2012

Introduction What is Sci-Fiction? Look at these movie posters below. Based on what you can see can see from these posters and your knowledge on the movies (if any) can you determine the features of science fiction .

and expects to undergo more.Science-Fiction definition It's often said that Science Fiction is the literature of change. Science fiction is a genre of fiction in which the stories often tell about science and technology of the future. read about the technologies in the first column. because it then ventures into the genre fantasy. Themes/Conflicts Science fiction writers keep up with the latest news about what technology can do now. It is important to note that science fiction has a relationship with the principles of science—these stories involve partially truepartially fictitious laws or theories of science. It should not be completely unbelievable. When a culture is undergoing a lot of changes due to scientific advances and technological developments. happenings and scientific developments will have on us in the future. negative effects on our life on Earth? With a partner or group of classmates. it's hardly surprising if stories about these changes become popular as a way of expressing people's feelings (optimistic or otherwise) about change. The plot creates situations different from those of both the present day and the known past. how? Or will the technology have harmful. write about your ideas about a possible positive and possible negative result of each technology. Science fiction texts also include a human element. Will it make human life better? If so. Technology of the future Possible positive effect Possible negative effect . Then the writers imagine what the technology might do as it develops in the future. In the second and third columns. explaining what effect new discoveries.

You should try to capture the style and atmosphere of your chosen genre. (N04) Practise writing: Themes and Plots Evolution Mechanical men Utopia/Dystopia Alternate history . In your writing create a sense of mystery and suspense (adapted from J11) Write the opening to either a science fiction story or a historical novel. write the opening of a story which establishes a location and its atmosphere. (N03) Choose one of the following: a story set in the future or one set in an imaginary world. Based on your choice. write the opening chapter of a novel called the City of the Future.Settings/Characterisation In groups.

Frank Ring World. Larry Niven & Jerry Neuromancer. William Gibson Simmons Card Orwell Herbert Niven Asimov Asimov Bear Brin Vinge Pournelle . Robot. Greg The Uplift War series. Larry I. Isaac The Foundation series. Dan Ender's Game. George Dune. David A Fire upon the Deep.html?tqskip1=1 Classic Sci-Fi books Hyperion. Orson Scott 1984.org/27502/explorer/main.Time travel Apocalypse Space travel Another world Cyber reality http://library.thinkquest. Isaac Blood Music. Vernor The Mote in God's Eye.

Writing Sci-Fi (Setting and Characterisation) Recap the elements that make up sci-fi .

. Your task today is to take a short walk around school in your groups.Creating a sci fi setting does not necessarily mean that you have to create an entirely ‘alien’ setting. how will the school look like? What will stay the same and what will change? Remember to use sensory language in this exercise. Imagine that the year now is 2095. Remember one of our earlier theories of writing. familiarity breeds that sense of reality.

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