Moon's Love For Freedom In Science Fiction

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Abstract: Freedom is a fundamental phenomenon. Even the pressure of population, demand for food, corruption, decreasing possibilities on Earth, global warming and other adversities can not diminish one’s love and passion for freedom. This love for freedom is portrayed through the utopian and libertarian science fiction of Robert A. Heinlein in which ‘Loonies’ enjoy unlimited free space. Independence and freedom for Luna is not a code for ‘independence and freedom’ for America, but rather ‘independence and freedom’ from America. Moon prosecutes its war against earth, and rock-missiles hurtle down upon American targets with enormous destructive force. This fiction is written in a very interesting futuristic style. Lunar colony’s racial background…show more content…
Science fiction is one of the genres of fiction which deals with futuristic settings, science, technology, space travel, time travel, etc. The hallmark of this type of fiction is that it is “a literature of ideas”. It also discusses the question of identity, existence, morality, social structure, desire, etc. If we see carefully and closely, science fiction is always established on the pattern of suspension of disbelief but still it differs from fantasy as its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically postulated physical laws. Characters in a science fiction include robots, clients, androids and futuristic technology such as teleportation machines, ray guns, humanoid computers are integral part of such type of fiction. A spatial setting or scenes in space, subterranean earth is also a major motif, setting in this genre. Some of the Arabian Nights tales, Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (which is considered the first work of science fiction), H.G.Wells’ The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, Aldous Huxley’s The Brave New World, Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth and well known 20th century science fiction include George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the four most popular well-recognized 20th century authors are Isaac Asimov, author of the Foundation trilogy and his robot series, Arthur C. Clarke famous for 2001:A Space Odyssey, Rary Bradbury, known for his Martian Chronicles and Robert Heinlein, author of Stranger in a Strange Land and The Moon Is a Harsh

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