Science Fiction

Science fiction is a literary genre typically based in the future and involving extreme, although not impossible, advances in science and technology.

Asked by Ben Pouros in Star Trek, Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows, Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies

Who is the best captain in Star Trek?

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This definitely goes to Jean-Luc Picard, as portrayed by Patrick Stewart. I think what makes Picard such a great captain in particular is the personal responsibility he feels for the safety of everybody on board his ship, whether they’re a member of the crew or family. Throughout Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Picard displayed a deep camaraderie for those who served under him, despite his outward demeanor usually being professional and stern. It’s this balance that I feel not only defined him as a captain, but showcased what made him the best captain.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Science Fiction, Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings

What does the mentioned dog in the book Slaughterhouse-Five symbolize?

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The dog that the one creep, Lazarro, feeds the watch springs to out of spite? I would say it represents the average soldier on either side, who was offered a chance at patriotism and glory by enlisting (the delicious steak) but discovered that the war was confusion, cruelty, and destruction on an unimaginable scale (the sharp little metal pieces). So the average soldier in the war is, like the poor dog, writhing in pain and misery, not sure why it is happening or who to blame. The dog and the soldier are both aware, however, that they were offered a false bill of sale when they took the hamburger/signed up.
Asked in Books and Literature, Science Fiction, Short Stories

What is a summary of The Man Who Knew Too Much by Alexander Baron?

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The story is about a man named private Quelch who likes to show off his knowledge. Narrator and his friends also gave him nickname 'professor' due to his lanky body and bespectacled looks. Although private Quelch meant to acquire a stripe and to get commission. He works hard for his ambition but due to his habit of interrupting senior officers and showing off his knowledge he was nominated for permanent cookhouse duties by Corporal Turnbull. Corporal Turnbull was a young and smart soldier who had returned from Dunkirk. He was a man not to be trifled with. Narrator and his fellow soldiers told each other that they could hammer nails into him without him noticing it. There are also many incidents in the story, when private Quelch outshone his fellow soldiers (including narrator) on aircraft recognition, when professor interrupted the sergeant and he asking questions to professor in hope of revenge. The story ends with a light note with private Quelch lecturing his fellow soldiers on how to cut potato without its vitamin values being wasted.
Asked in Science Fiction, Definitions, Literary Terminology, Essays

What does body in a story mean?

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it means something about the story or anything
Asked in Science Fiction, Newspapers and Magazines, Essays

What is the opposite of science fiction?

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The opposite of science fiction would be science fact.
Asked in Science Fiction, Space Aliens

How do alien birth pods grow?

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Alien birthpods do not 'grow', they are an alien pod with a pregnant alien Mum in it, and sometimes 2 other babies (usually twins), and you help the alien give birth by gently squeezing her head or body ( depending if it comes out of the back or the head - you will know by the huge hole which opens up that the baby will pop out of) and gently pulling it out if it does not pop out. Sometimes it is embedded in the aliens head, so you might have to it off of the head. I hope this helped.
Asked in Books and Literature, Science Fiction, Fantasy Books

Is there a sequel to blood ransom?

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If you're thinking about Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris (part of the Mission Hope series), then there is indeed a second book in the series. Blood Covenant, the sequel to Blood Ransom, came out in February 2011.
Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights, Science Fiction, H.G. Wells

What is the climax of the door in the wall by h g wells?

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The protagonist of the story mistakes a door at a construction site as his long lost portal and on passing through it with excitement falls to his death.
Asked in Science Fiction, Robert Louis Stevenson

How did Dr. Jekyll create mr hyde?

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through a serum which contains healthy proteins and fluids to separate the good and bad side of himself. this is because he believed that in every human lies a evil and good sides, as he tried to divide these from the inside of him,.. things got WORSE...!
Asked in Airplanes and Aircraft, Science Fiction

When will flying cars be invented?

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There are several in production now
Asked in Science Fiction, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Why did Jim runaway?

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Jim ran away because he heard that Miss Watson was going to sell him to someone in the South.
Asked in Science Fiction, Stephen King

How long is the book Cell by Stephen King?

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Stephen King's book, "Cell", is 355 pages.
Asked in Books and Literature, Science Fiction

Robert Thompson's riders of the spew?

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Robert Thompson's Riders of the Spew was his first published novel. It is an action, adventure, Scifi novel. Some very good reading.
Asked in Science Fiction, Frankenstein

Who is the antagonist in Frankenstein?

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Since it is safe to assume the protagonist is Victor Frankenstein, we can also assume that his foil, the monster, is the antagonist.
Asked in Science Fiction

How many words in battlefield earth?

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According to BattlefieldEarth.com, the novel contains 428750 words.
Asked in Science Fiction, Definitions, Literary Terminology

What does general fiction mean?

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General Fiction is simply that, general. It doesn't fit in any genre category.
Asked in Science Fiction, Frankenstein

Who is Frankensteins creator?

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The monster was created by Victor Frankenstein Dr. Frankenstein was created by Herr and Fraulein Frankenstein (ask your parents exactly how) The novel was written by Mary Shelley.
Asked in Science Fiction

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas theme?

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Sacrifice is required for paradise yet the required sacrifice may be more than some are willing to pay.
Asked in Science Fiction, Frankenstein

Why is victor Frankenstein creature 8 foot tall?

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Victor Frankenstein created his creature to be 8 feet tall because Mary Shelley simply decided to describe the creature/monster to be this way. Other reasons would be that the creature is possibly made of many other bodies.
Asked in Science Fiction, Literary Terminology

How is science fiction like other genres?

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The most important elements of Science Fiction is the fiction: plot, characters, theme, narration, setting, and writing style. The Science part is supplemental, an added element.
Asked in Science Fiction, Newspapers and Magazines, Essays

Where did science fiction writing start?

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Science Fiction stories existed long before the term 'Science Fiction' was invented or even Science for that matter. Many authors have been credited with the distinction of being the father of science fiction including Lucian of Samosata (120AD). It can be argued however that the legends of Daedalus are a form of gadgetry science fiction which would push the start of SF all the way back into the Bronze age.
Asked in Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies

What happened to Captain Nemo's family?

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Verne does not say for certain. It is revealed in his sequel to "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", "The Mysterious Island", that Nemo's real name s Prince Andre Dakkar and that he lost everything because of a war between India and Britian. It does not say whether his family was killed or they were separated.
Asked in Science Fiction, Frankenstein

Was Victor Frankenstein guilty of the murder of Justine and William and what historical event proves that?

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Victor created the monster that murdered William, and Justine was executed because she was blamed for Williams murder.