A Comparison Of Science Fiction As A Dystopian Fiction?

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Science fiction is a genre of writing involving plots and themes related to future scientific advances and major social changes, often coming from the author’s imagination rather than from factual knowledge. With the advancement of Man’s knowledge resulting from the scientific revolution, fictional predictions about the future resulted in believable new works of science fiction. Some authors pictured future technologies that would benefit mankind in some way or would let mankind explore new boundaries that had previously limited the human experience. One of these authors was Jules Verne whose imagination allowed him to pen ideas about electrical submarines and solar sails. However, other authors envisioned a bleak dystopian world in which mankind has lost many important objects, and sometimes intangible values as well. Three examples of dystopian fiction are Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s two novels, Animal Farm and 1984. Through these and other novels, science fiction authors have elevated the genre from popular fiction to serious literature. These authors fundamentally changed how people today judge science fiction literature. Ray Bradbury has continued to elevate the genre as an American science fiction writer. He was born on August 22, 1920, in Illinois. “As a child, he was a huge fan of magicians, and a voracious reader of adventure and fantasy fiction, especially…Jules Verne” (“National Endowment for the Arts”). In 1934, Bradbury moved to Los
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