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'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction Science fiction]''' (sometimes hyphenated as '''science-fiction''' or abbreviated as '''SF''' or '''sci-fi''') is imaginative writing about the consequences of advancements in science and technology.  Science fiction differs from [[fantasy]] in that whatever happens in science fiction is expected to be possible within the laws of nature as they are understood today or as they might be understood in the future.  What happens in fantasy is assumed to be impossible under any circumstances ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_Three_Laws Clarke's Third Law] aside).  Speculations about exotic discoveries like teleportation, faster-than-light spacecraft, and time travel are included, as many elements of the modern world (e.g., computers, spacecraft, vaccines, nuclear power) were also once thought impossible.
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'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction Science fiction]''' (sometimes hyphenated as '''science-fiction''' or abbreviated as '''SF''' or '''sci-fi''') is imaginative writing about the consequences of advancements in science and technology.  Science fiction differs from [[fantasy]] in that whatever happens in science fiction is expected to be possible within the laws of nature as they are understood today or as they might be understood in the future.  What happens in fantasy is assumed to be impossible or implausible under any circumstances ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_Three_Laws Clarke's Third Law] aside).  Speculations about exotic discoveries like teleportation, faster-than-light spacecraft, and time travel are included, as many elements of the modern world (e.g., computers, spacecraft, vaccines, nuclear power) were also once thought impossible (see Clarke's First Law).  This can blur the line between science fiction and [[Science Fantasy]].
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==Science Fiction vs. Science Fantasy==
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Science fantasy is a related genre that combines elements of science fiction with [[fantasy]].  Science fantasy often works with more ill-defined or speculative rules that include impossible or improbable elements that are treated as if they have a scientific basis.  Some science fantasy may include straight science fiction, but also has straight fantasy elements such as magic featured alongside it.  As it is difficult to quantify exactly how much infused fantasy causes the flip from one genre to the other, a hard line may never be drawn between the two genres.
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==Science Fiction in ''Daria'' Canon==
 
==Science Fiction in ''Daria'' Canon==
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* [[A Time for Us]] by [[aeverett]]
 
* [[A Time for Us]] by [[aeverett]]
  
 
==Science Fiction vs. Science Fantasy==
 
[[Science fantasy]] is a genre that combines elements of science fiction with [[fantasy]].  Unlike science fiction, science fantasy works on rules that are more ill-defined, and may even include entirely impossible elements that are merely treated as if they have a scientific basis.  Some science fantasy may include straight science fiction, but also has straight fantasy elements such as magic featured alongside it.  As it is difficult to quantify exactly how much infused fantasy causes the flip from one genre to the other, a hard line may never be drawn between the two genres.
 
  
 
[[Category: Fanwork Conventions]]
 
[[Category: Fanwork Conventions]]

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