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"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 7080
|Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 01:38 pm: |
And maybe its just me, but I would consider vampires science--medical science. I see no difference between Vampires and Frankenstein. Vampire would fit under medical science, how else to explain the never aging, surviving only on blood, etc?
(What then is the scientific explanation for vamprism? What is the gene or scientific phenomenon that created them?
What is the scientific basis for their many feats? Say, transformation into a wolf, a bat, or a cloud of smoke?
In science fiction the explanation for the phenomenon is man made-- The Time Traveller in The Time Machine travels to the future in a machine he made.
Rip Van Winkle travels into the future by falling asleep.)
If I were using your logic, I would not consider Fahenheit 451 as science fiction. Should all stories told in the future be considered science fiction?
(You don't remember the mechanical robot hound that the Firemen use? How about the futuristic television?
If the futuristic stories involve technological marvels generally they would be science fiction--
Understand The Time Machine is set in a low tech future--but one in which mankind has evolved (or devolved) into two different species
This--plus the use of the machine to travel to it, makes it science fiction.
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