Join Britannica's Publishing Partner Program and our community of experts to gain a global audience for your work! Though writers in antiquity sometimes dealt with themes common to modern science fiction, their stories made no attempt at scientific and technological plausibility, the feature that distinguishes science fiction from earlier speculative writings and other contemporary speculative genres such as fantasy and horror.The genre formally emerged in the West, where the social transformations wrought by the Industrial Revolution first led writers and intellectuals to extrapolate the future impact of technology.
His works lend themselves well to film adaptation and through this he has won an even wider audience.
One of his main contributions to literary studies is his fearless exploration of the human ...?
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What I saw there and the customs and rituals I observed occurring among the students were totally different to what I was used to in my own world.
This freed up later writers to consider the dimension of belief in their work, and allowed many to construct moral codes that are different from the standard Judaeo –Christian models that prevail in Western Society.
This work also may have influenced writers such as Tolkein and C. Lewis, who combined religious elements with their fantasy worlds, albeit within the Christian tradition. 1947) is one of the most prolific and widely read modern authors of fiction.
He grew up without his father, who left the family very early, and wrote many novels which have become classics in the horror and science fiction genre including Salem’s Lot (1975), The Shining (1977) Pet Sematary (1983).
His fascination with horror means that he is often compared with Gothic horror writers like Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker.
Fans relished the seemingly endless variety of SF-related products and pastimes, including books, movies, television shows, computer games, magazines, paintings, comics, and, increasingly, collectible figurines, Web sites, DVDs, and toy weaponry.
They frequently held well-attended, well-organized conventions, at which costumes were worn, handicrafts sold, and folk songs sung. Such flights of fancy, or fantastic tales, provided a popular format in which to satirize government, society, and religion while evading libel suits, censorship, and persecution.