Though Science fiction works have been experimented in television serials, movies, games, and in various popular theatrical forms but in the present day scenario science fiction books are fast replacing other mediums. Again the credit for this paradigmatic shift – from traditional science fiction mediums to science fiction books – goes to the massive publishing drive.
An interesting outcome of this thrust on publishing is the new phenomenon is the emergence of a new readership. In order to embrace the growing number of readers from different age groups many publishing houses have gone to the extent of slashing down the prices of these books. The easy availability of highly affordable science fiction books has encouraged people to buy greater numbers of these fiction books. The pace at which whole volumes of fiction books are vanishing off the shelves in bookstores points to the growing interest in science fiction. A number of Online book portals have come up to to cater to the growing needs of readers. These Online bookstores offer tempting book deals to woo new readers.
The definition of Science fiction includes creative fictional accounts pivoting around alternate space and time possibilities. This means books though written with a scientific temperament yet attempting to deal with imaginative space, time and historical settings. These science fiction books often deal with aliens from other worlds and UFOs.
Many of these science fiction stories give an account of new discoveries or new ways of application of scientific laws and principles. For instance, a scientific story may deal with the themes of time traveling or psionics, or new technologies like cloning, nanotechnology, or powerful robots, or even alternate socio-political systems of governance. Some of the most famous science fiction books include Douglas Adams’ “Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game”, Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and Arthur C Clarke’s “Rendezvous With Rama”
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