Science Fiction is a genre that creates stories set in imaginative and futuristic worlds. Science Fiction is based on our human understanding of science and technology, and explores ideas of time travel, space exploration, extraterrestrial life, advanced science, and planetary colonization. Sci-fi allows us to imagine what life would be like if robots took over or if we could fly around in cars. There are many famous sci-fi films that have imagined other planets and worlds. Star Wars is the most famous sci-fi franchise, which takes place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
A science fiction story typically involves the science and technology of the future. Science fiction stories mix the principles of science and science theories. A science fiction story is generally believable, but ventures onto the fantasy genre. Stories often create situations from present day and the past. They also include human elements and explains scientific developments that could affect human society in the future.
Science fiction deals with scenarios and technology that are possible or may be possibly based on science. Fantasy on the other hand is an older genre than science fiction and deals with themes that are not plausible in real life. Both science fiction and fantasy require rules just because fantasy is not based on scientific facts doesn’t mean that anything is possible and can do anything.
The invention of science fiction can be attributed to Mary Shelley. She invented the genre when she wrote Frankenstein and The Modern Prometheus in 1818. Mary Shelley was only 19 years old at the time and was ahead of her time. Frankenstein was originally published anonymously with a preface by Percy Shelly. The second edition was later republished in 1822 with Mary Shelley taking credit for her work.