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Science Fiction Literature

..has always been a poor cousin of the mainstream ‘highbrow’ works. The make-believe other worlds and adventures of space have received psychological accusations from the authors, like the fact that real-world problems of this planet (like unemployment or worldwide destruction) are too disappointing for the ‘entitled narcissists’ who always migrate to greener pastures to live out their grandiose fantasies.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Fan of sci-fi? Psychologists have you in their sights

.. was a pseudonymous patient of psychoanalyst Robert Lindner, in his 1954 case studies, in which the patient had a dual life, which he could switch by mental time-travel and travel in an instant to the far off future, in which a life of power, respect and conquest was lived by him. This premise was a form of ‘escape hatch’, making science fiction literature a kind of evasion from reality.

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Fantasy World

Science Fiction’s constant migration to other worlds is ‘adaptive’ and can be configured to suit the geek crowd, whose interests and tastes are used to provide the kind of fantasy that they would connect with. The bad stuff of the real world is kept out.

The fantasy world can be hand-drawn according to one’s wildest dreams.

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The Iron Dream

.. published in 1972 was an alternate fantasy timeline of Adolf Hitler, in which he lives another kind of life as a science fiction author and illustrator(yes it is far fetched!)

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The Genre Of Science Fiction

..according to the famous science fiction author Ursula Le Guin has an essential gesture of distancing and pulling back from reality, seeing it from a different plane. It provides a fresh perspective for our righteous wars and our desires to conquer or be conquered.

The Fantasy stories of other worlds make our world seem like a foreign society whose culture and rules have many unwanted features that we can try to change.

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The Benefits Of Reading Science Fiction
  • Books and novels leave their impact on young minds.
  • All kinds of fiction helps young minds develop emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills
  • There is a common misconception that reading junk novels and wild sci-fi stories is a waste of time.

New research suggests that reading science fiction and fantasy helps young people cope with the stress and anxiety of thier complicated existence.

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Isaac  Asimov

It is changing, continuing, and inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today. Science fiction may seem trivial to blind critics and philosophers of today but in its essence, it is needed for our own salvation.

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Science fiction in the 1700s

Science fiction emerged about 300 years ago when science made great strides. Authors tried to understand their world by imagining a possible future.

Gulliver's Travels is the earliest science fiction. This satirical 1726 travel narrative is considered to be a precursor of the modern science fiction novel. Lemuel Gulliver encounters utopian and dystopian societies during his voyages. The novel describes scientists on islands whose experiments are pointless.

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