Some Views of Science Fiction

From Gerald R. Lucas

Some of these definitions of science fiction are useful; some less so. However, I think it’s smart to see as many ideas as possible when trying to get my head around a concept. I’m not sure the original source for this list, but if you need to be given credit, please let me know.

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References

  1. Edwards, Malcolm; Jakubowski, Maxim, eds. (1982). The SF Book of Lists. New York: Berkeley. p. 256.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Edwards & Jakubowski 1982, p. 257.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Edwards & Jakubowski 1982, p. 258.
  4. Edwards & Jakubowski (1982, p. 258); this is a particularly often-cited definition in the academic study of science fiction.
  5. Gunn, James (2005). "Toward a Definition of Science Fiction". In Gunn, James; Candelaria, Matthew. Speculations on Speculation: Theories of Science Fiction. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press. p. 6.
  6. Ballard, J. G. (1996) [1962]. "Which Way to Inner Space?". A User's Guide to the Millennium. New York: Picador. pp. 197–198.
  7. Dick, Philip K. (1995) [1981]. "My Definition of Science Fiction". The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick. New York: Vintage. pp. 99–100.
  8. — (1995) [1969]. "'The Double: Bill Symposium': Replies to 'A Questionnaire for Professional SF Writers and Editors'". The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick. New York: Vintage. pp. 99–100.
  9. Hartwell, David G., ed. (1997). The Science Fiction Century. New York: Tor. p. 17.