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Science Fiction

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Phoenix Series by SF Said 

The Secret of the Ninth Planet

 Donald Wollheim's The Secret of the Ninth Planet

Science Fiction.... Voyages to the Great Unknown.... Journeys beyond what you know! 

Classic Sci-Fi is a Fictional Genre about space travel.  At some point, the story's plot takes you the reader into the future.  In which you will be required to know/recognize space-age machines and technology that will bring instant reactions.  Your clothing will be designed for easy movement and survival.  You will be able to interact with various inter-planetary communicators.  You will be guaranteed experiencing settings that are not of this world!


Sci-Fi authors are creative scientists, they have a profound ability to "evoke" emotions within a reader's imagination by commanding language is such a way that every word choice will paint a strong image in your mind by using all of your senses.  Phrases and situations will create perceptions that are "tweaked" beyond your given reality.  Be ware!  These situations are meant to create apprehension, fear, elation, anger, disgust, and even a sense of nauseating chaos.  The world of the reader, past or present, is forever altered.  As a reader you are expertly required to adjust your thinking.  The story requires mental flexibility.  A flexibility which requires a "what if..." acceptance.  Scientific possibilities are accurately thought out.  Many of todays inventions came from a Sci-Fi story.


Time Travel


Planetary War

A.C. Clarke

Futuristic Living

Satelitte Communication

Space Elevators

Lasers & Solar Panels 

Gene Roddenberry

Cell Phones


Intergallitic Federations

Laser Surgery 

The written format of a Sci-Fi novel or short story must be enteraining (characters are well defined), rational (conflict will have a reasonable solution), and the plot is strong.

"Most people seem to think that science fiction is wild futuristic trash, full of giant insects,

 invading monsters, mad scientists, robots out of control, and violent action.

In reality, most science fiction bears little resemblance to that.....

plots are no more violent than those that can be found in most other literature

and its aliens are seldom monstrous and by no means always hostile.

  This branch of literature concerns itself with all time,

 from the remote past to the farthest future;

 it isn't limited to any one locale... it roams freely across the galaxy and beyond."

Lester del Rey

Most other fiction is based upon the world as we perceive it and as we believe it to have been.  Science fiction accepts change as the major basis for the stories.  It gives no insight into what will happen; it can only help the reader to be ready for whatever may occur.  Scientists at work in laboratories will take preliminary work/ideas and spculalte on how it could be developed into an engineering reality.... these ideas keeps Sci-Fi  writers from "flying off" into wild fantasy.... ideas must be believable.


Sci-Fi brings together the effects of science on the future events of mankind and its impact of change on the human race.  Sci-Fi themes includes the future, travel through space and time, life on other planets, crisis created technology, and alien creatures/environments.  Sci-Fi plots includes:

  • searching for ultimate knowledge
  • concerned with technological impacts
  • imaginary voyages
  • strange people in distant lands
  • trips to the moon/planets
  • re-structuring better worlds/societies
  • recognition for social changes
  • science for good or evil
  • stories of lost cultures/unexplored corners of the world
  • international cooperation against invaders 

 Star Wars..... and Beyond



Do you Know the Dr?





The BBC & the Dr


Dr's Book List


 Doctor Who: Doctionary   

Dr. Who in an exciting adventure with the Daleks 

 by David Whitaker, 

published in 1964,  

was the very first Doctor Who novelisation.

Illustrated is the first paperback edition. 


Warehouse 13: The Complete Series  Sci Hi: Ripple Effect Road Less Traveled (Eureka Series #3) 


Fantastic Voyage
Isaac Asimov
I, Robot; Norby Chronicles
His I, Robot stories paved the way for a robo-friendly world. 

Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles

Is one of those rare individuals whose writing has changed the way people think.

His more than five hundred published works -- short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and verse -- exemplify the American imagination at its most creative.

2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series #1)
Arthur C. Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey
Single-handedly responsible for the cornerstone of modern telecommunication technology.
The Defenders
Philip K. Dick
The Minority Report
Ideas influenced real breakthroughs in everything from robotics to law enforcement.

Alan Dean Foster

The Tar-Aiym Krang; Orphan Star

Strong ecological elements, often with an environmental twist. Often the villains in his stories experience their downfall because of a lack of respect for other alien species or seemingly innocuous bits of their surroundings.

 Space Cadet

Robert Heinlein
The Puppet Masters; Rolling Stones;
Space Cadet 
Heinlein's groundbreaking sci-fi stories challenge readers with a steadfast theme: what is freedom?

Anne McCaffrey's picture Anne McGaffery

The Ship Who Sang;

Nemisha's Ship

Brain ships, technology, humans co-existing with various creatures.

Andre Alice Norton

Time Traders; Star Gate; Postmarked the Stars

The Grand Dame of Sci-Fi brought together Sci-Fi writers, directors, and fans in every type of workshop to every form of convention.  She is known for bridging science fiction with fantasy elements, creatures, and settings. 

The Undersea Trilogy (Undersea Trilogy, #1-3)

Frederik Pohl

The Undersea Trilogy; Omnibus; Aliens

Undersea Federational sagas brought to life the reality of working, exploring, mining, and living between land and the ocean's floor.

Frankenstein-Illustrated Classics-Book

Mary Shelley
In 1816, teenager Mary began writing a story that gave birth to the sc-fi genre.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Sterling Unabridged Classics Series)

Jules Verne 
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Earth to the Moon,

Off on a Comet 
He put a man on the Moon in the Victorian Era. He criticized the Internet in 1863.

The Time Machine

H.G. Wells 
The War of the Worlds; Time Machine 
H.G. Wells established himself as a sci-fi writer of almost clairvoyant talent.

Prophets of Science Fiction Video Connections

As a life-long reader you experience the freedom of being your own teacher !

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80 Great SCI-FI Books

Genres within Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi Book List: Nebula Awards

Best Sci-Fi for Gr. 4-8

Sci-Fi for any age


The Fireworks Galaxy against a nice star field

Space Explorations


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