What is Science Fiction
SF/FANTASY
index

- What is Science Fiction?
- The first science fiction novel
- SF as a genre
- Science fiction pulp magazines
- Themes in Science Fiction
- The Golden Age
- New Wave
- Cyberpunk

  • J.G. Ballard

  • The movie "Crash"
    (Internet Movie DataBase)

  • The movie "Videodrome"
    (Internet Movie DataBase)

  • The movie "Blade Runner"
    (Internet Movie DataBase)

  • William Gibson, official website

  • More links to sites about science fiction can be found among my
    science fiction links
  • Nonstop by Brian W. Aldiss, book cover "Nonstop" by Brian W. Aldiss was published 1958 and is about a world that is encapsulated in a spaceship. The population has developed for generations and their origin is forgotten. When they discover that they are actually in a spaceship and that their purpose was to colonize stars, they break into the control room to take control over their existence.

    New Wave in Science fiction

    Among those authors that got famous in the 50ths, one on the most influent was Brian Aldiss whom with the novel "Nonstop" (1958) made the theme "spaceship as a world" to a new the,e. His stories are characteristic with humour and much ingenuity.

    Together with J.G. Ballard (whose novel "Crash",1973 was adapted for screen in 1996 by Cronenberg) Brian Aldiss published stories in the magazine "New Worlds" (1946-1970), whose editor was Michael Moorcock.

    Moorcock also wrote stories, but these tended to be more fantasy than SF. The authors in "New Worlds" tried to found new aspects of science fiction and the concept New Wave was created, where some of the most famous authors was Brian Aldiss and J.G. Ballard.
    New Wave contained much more experimental, and focused on the psychological aspects rather than "hard sf". Important ingredients could be drugs, overpopulation, disasters, and sex.

    From the New Wave until now Science Fiction have been written by authors that has studied science of some sort, mostly behavioural science.

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    Crash by J.G. Ballard Kindle Edition
    Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock Kindle edition

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