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Do you want to learn about imaginative and futuristic concepts, such as advanced technology and science, space and its complexities, the time travel conundrum, and more? Well, what’s better than a science fiction book that can provide you with all the information you need?

This genre is mostly related to drastic changes within the universe that have never been visualized and experienced before. By and large, it is connected with a societal purpose or an objective in mind that provides a new perspective for mankind to comprehend and learn.

The development and growth of science fiction date back to the second century, where Syrian satirist Lucian’s novel, A True Story, was the first science fiction work. It was based on alternate universes and extraterrestrial life. During the Age of Enlightenment, where scientific and technical breakthroughs were common, sci-fi works were also gaining ground. Some notable additions were Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis (1627), Johannes Kepler’s Somnium (1634), and Cyrano de Bergerac’s Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon (1657).

The relationship between books and science fiction has played a pivotal role in enhancing and influencing individuals and organizations to study, explore, and discover new aspects and phenomena. For instance, German rocket genius Von Braun wrote ‘space fiction’ and assisted in sci-fi movies like ‘Conquest of Space.’ Also, in the Tom Swift series, the lead character, Tom Swift, made use of a stun gun. When NASA scientist invented the Taser, he named it after the series itself; TASER means Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle.

Science fiction is speculative and imaginary, letting us see how humanity copes with the extraterrestrial and the unknown world. In this regard, it offers a platform to examine humanistic actions and behaviors. Consider yourself lucky as aliens and UFOs are still in the dark, or maybe…

Reading sci-fi books engages the reader to enjoy a world full of amazement, obscurity, and unfamiliarity. These stories offer themes such as space travel, scientific progress, supernatural powers, catastrophic events, robots, and more. People read sci-fi books because it tends to depict the possible future. Moreover, these books portray unusual characters that can send a chill down one’s spine, especially when reading at night time. The ‘What If’ question is also quite popular in science fiction; will robots take over the world? Or, what would happen if an asteroid hit the Earth? All in all, science fiction books create an exciting atmosphere for avid readers and listeners.

Structures and accessories developed from sci-fi novels have been a remarkable feat. Robots, for instance, were designed and made after the story, R.U.R, by Karel Capek. Another notable discovery, Atomic Energy, was inspired by H.G Wells’s book, ‘The World Set Free.’ There have been several discoveries based on sci-fi novels.

The future application of science fiction works is promising. It is called the telescope that peers into the unknown world of space, teleportation, and more. Science fiction aids in discussing technological changes, existential risks, and cultural crises that can shape the future through science fiction literature and cinema. It enables us to imagine what the future might hold and provides us with resources to use when/if these or comparable events occur.

So, if you’re already beginning to like science fiction, get hold of some exciting books for a good read!

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