Science Fiction Stories Science can be something that you can come across in your everyday life. Science can make us think and have a imagination with what is going on around the world. There are many theories that can show that there are many things to be learned and tried in our lifetime.The things that I will be discussing are science and technology, The elements of science,Figurative Language ,The conflict, and the theme. There are many scientific elements in all three stories, Some of the elements are hard to find. The first story is “ A Sound of Thunder“ by Ray Bradbury.
Viewers of the rocket taking off would read this commentary. Ayn Rand stood by as the rocket shot towards the sky, and she recorded her thoughts of the day.The commentary involved the timeline and actions that Rand went through on the day of the moon landing. It seems much more relatable, since the writer made a nonfiction commentary have a storyline. Ethos is implied by Ayn Rand being a known novelist. She has automatic credibility because she has written stories before, so she knows how to make the story relatable.
Science fiction is fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets. One article stated, “Harrison Bergeron effectively renders Vonnegut’s vision of the unethical, misguided use of scientific and technological developments in the future” (Reed and Grigsby). The authors are explaining the fact that Vonnegut is using scientific and technological developments in the future. They are showing that they are using it for the bad, not for the good of life. Vonnegut states, “They were equal in every which way.
Although A Sound of Thunder and Nethergrave are both strong works of science fiction, I feel that A Sound of Thunder is a more thought-provoking, meaningful read. Both stories involve traveling into another dimension or world, but A Sound of Thunder explores the implications and effects of this on life far more on a deeper level than Nethergrave, which does. This is demonstrated through the way elements of science fiction are expressed, the development or the characters, and the expression of central themes. Different elements in each of the stories qualify them as science fiction, and these elements help to reveal the focus of each story. In A Sound of Thunder there are several.
Firstly, the author claims that because of the many technological advances due to the "Space Race", a commitment to a manned mission to Mars will produce similar results. Although there are many similarities between committing to sending a man to the moon and to sending a man to mars, it false for the author to assume that there will be similar technological and humanitarian advances. The 1960's is a very different time period from today and as a result, it is unknown whether a manned mission to Mars will prove to be a worthy investment. Additionally, a large part of the "space Race" can be attributed to the competition between the USSR and the USA during the Cold War. The competition for becoming the leader in space technology was very fierce and was very politically driven, allowing for huge amounts of money to be invested in space technology.
The term alien no longer has the mystery and excitement and possibility behind it, rather it has become a more colloquial term in regards to disbelieve. Considering the fact that there are movies and shows about aliens, one has to wonder, where did the idea of aliens come from? For over a thousand years people have reported seeing strange objects flying in the sky. Today the unknown flying objects are know as-UFOs, that continue to visit us, on a regular basis or so some say. A large amount of recorded historical events of these occurrences have taken place to give the subject of UFOs recognition.
The emotions provide more support for the program to outrun the Soviet Union in this competition as the president fires up their emotion. The president even uses logical arguments to convince the audience. He goes on to explain the highly costs that are required to reach the moon and how to provide new benefits to the nation. Also, he gives several examples of the benefits of the space programs that provides the nation with different advantages. “The space effort itself, while still in its infancy, has already created a great number of new companies, and tens of thousands of new jobs.
The stories, “A Sound of Thunder,” by Ray Bradbury, and “Nethergrave,” by Gloria Skurzynski, were both great stories that had illustrious examples of a science fiction. Both of the stories characters were using different types of science, and technology. There is the use of time travel where a person was able to travel from the future, and go back to pre- historic times. The other was a better example of a science fiction story focused on the use of technology in the story. “A Sound of Thunder,” has better examples of technology that relate to science fiction than in “Nethergrave.” The technologies in “A Sound of Thunder” include; the time travel machine with its abilities to travel back in time and the antigravity path the hunters walked
As technology advanced, the Soviet Union and American space programs continued to advance and compete against each other. Physical sciences and a great emphasis on math was introduced in American school systems and the number of space operations grew. Many satellites were sent into space, space crews were launched, and the Americans stepped foot on the moon. The space race and its technological advancements allowed both Russia and America to
“We Choose To Go To the Moon,” by John F Kennedy Think back to a speech or story that was enjoyable to listen to. Did it have many different components to it that made it enjoyable? Effective and enjoyable speeches do in fact have many different components techniques to them that make them appeal to their listeners. In John F Kennedy’s speech, We Choose to go to the Moon, he used a variety of different techniques such as stress and relating to his audience to explain why the United States chose to begin research to go to the moon in an effective way that was interesting to his audience. One of the main techniques that JFK decided to use within this speech was relating what he was talking about to things his audience could relate to.
Of course,since this book is science fiction, there are also interesting ideas for technology in the space, that have been mentioned before, and may or may not ever work. One of the concepts is that the ship that the boys are on for battleschool is constantly spinning, which causes the illusion of gravity, and causing the