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  1. 1. Science Fiction
  2. 2. How would you define it?● fake● some scientific info● exciting/thriller● real characters & fake characters● magic tree house● unrealistic tech● into the future● hunger games● what scientists belive●
  3. 3. Merriam Webster"fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imaginedscience on society or individuals or having a scientific factor asan essential orienting component "
  4. 4. Isaac Asimov"That branch of literaturewhich is concerned with theimpact of scientific advanceupon human beings."-- Isaac Asimov, in "Modern ScienceFiction," edited by Reginald Bretnor (1953) Image: United States Library of Congress. Call number: NYWTS - BIOG--Asimov, Isaac, Dr. <item> [P&P]. Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-115121
  5. 5. Robert A. Heinlein "A handy short definition of almost all science fiction might read: realistic speculation about possible future events, based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world, past and present, and on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method." -- from: "Science Fiction: its nature, faults and virtues" in The Science Fiction Novel, 1969Image by Dd-b (
  6. 6. Clarkes 3 Laws1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
  7. 7. Ursula K. Le Guin"All fiction is metaphor.Science fiction is metaphor. Whatsets it apart from older forms of fictionseems to be its use of newmetaphors, drawn from certain greatdominants of our contemporary life --science, all the sciences, andtechnology, and the relativistic and thehistorical outlook, among them. Spacetravel is one of these metaphors; so isan alternative society, an alternativebiology; the future is another. Thefuture, in fiction, is a metaphor." Image via http://scienceblogs. com/universe/2010/03/ -- Ursula K. Le Guin in the introduction of _ursula_k_leguin_is.php The Left Hand of Darkness
  8. 8. Moon Trips● Princess Kaguya 10th century● Somnium by Johannes Kepler 1630● "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall" by Edgar Allen Poe 1835● From Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne 1865● First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells 1901● Feed by M.T. Anderson, 2004 "Earthrise" Image from NASA 12/24/2008 http:● Life As We Knew It by Susan // Beth Pfeffer, 2006 000009_full● Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce, 2010
  9. 9. Princess Kaguyac. 1650 via
  10. 10. SomniumImage by Bettina Forget via
  11. 11. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall Illustration by Yan Dargent, 1864 via Poe_Hans_Pfaall_Yan_Dargent.jpg
  12. 12. From Earth to the MoonIllustration by Henri de Montaut, 1868 via
  13. 13. First Men in the MoonPicture by E. Hering, 1901 via
  14. 14. Life As We Knew It
  15. 15. CosmicJacket art by Bill Mayer, 2010
  16. 16. Feed
  17. 17. Aliens● True History by Lucian 2nd century● "Micromegas" by Voltaire, 1752● War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 1898● True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, 2007● Larklight by Philip Reeve, 2006● Enders Game by Orson Scott Card, 1985 From Attack of the Clones, 2002 via http://en.
  18. 18. True HistoryIllustration by William Strang, 1894 via
  19. 19. MicromegasImage by Chalres Monnet via
  20. 20. War of the WorldsDrawing by Alvim Correa, 1906 via
  21. 21. True Meaning of Smekday Cover illustration by Adam Rex, 2007
  22. 22. LarklightCover art by David Wyatt, 2006
  23. 23. Enders Game
  24. 24. Robots● One Thousand and One Nights● Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum, 1907● R.U.R. by Karel Capek,1921● Spacer and Rat by Margaret Bechard, 2005● Jimmy Coates: Assassin? by Joe Craig, 2006● Skinned by Robin Wasserman, 2008● Search For Wondla by Tony Image from The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy TV series via http://en.wikipedia. DiTerlizzi, 2010 org/wiki/File:Marvin-TV-3.jpg
  25. 25. One Thousand and One NightsWoodcut by William Harvey, 1850 via
  26. 26. Ozma of OzIllustration by John R. Neill, 1907 via
  27. 27. R.U.RWPA poster, 1939 via
  28. 28. Three Laws of Robotics1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. Illustration by Ed Cartier, ,1950 via http://en.
  29. 29. SkinnedCover by Cara E. Petrus & Micahael Frost,2008
  30. 30. Search for Wondla Cover by Tony DiTerlizzi, 2010
  31. 31. Spacer and RatCover photograph by Michael Llwellyn, 2005
  32. 32. Time Travel● Looking Backward: 2000- 1887 by Edward Bellamy, 1887● A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court by Mark Twain, 1889● The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, 1895● A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline LEngle, 1962● King of Shadows by Susan Cooper, 1999● Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix, 2008 Picture taken by Zir, 2007 via http://en.
  33. 33. Looking Backward: 2000-1887 via
  34. 34. A Connecticut Yankeein King Arthurs CourtIllustration by Daniel Carter Beard, 1889 via
  35. 35. The Time Machinefrom Classics Illustrated, 1956 via
  36. 36. Found
  37. 37. A Wrinkle In Time Jacket art by Taeeun Yoo, 2007
  38. 38. King of Shadows Cover art by Rafal Olbinsky, 2001
  39. 39. Your Favorites
  40. 40. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book
  41. 41. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book ● Use the science fiction plot tree to create a plot and titleExample: Time GiverIn a future destroyed world a teenage alien and an android that wishes to be humanfight memories of the past because time needs to be fixed.
  42. 42. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● Go to● Search for a cover image● Click on advanced search● Scroll to the bottom and check only search within Creative Commons licensed content
  43. 43. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● Select an image that you like and click on it● Go to the actions drop menu and select view all sizes● Download the photo● Make note of who took it
  44. 44. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● Open a new word document● Insert the picture (or drag and drop)● re-size photo to width of 4.5● rotate if needed● Select wrapping style Behind Text
  45. 45. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● Go to insert on the menu bar● Select Word Art ● Choose a word art style
  46. 46. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● Customize your titles shape and color with the toolbox● Double click on your text here● Type in your title and select a font
  47. 47. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● Insert a text box for the authors name (yours) ● Customize the font using the toolbox ● Add another text box to cite your image
  48. 48. Create Your Own Science Fiction BookNotice cover image citation!
  49. 49. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book Finished early? Complete the rest of the jacket!
  50. 50. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● From File on the menu bar, select Page Setup ● Select the landscape orientation
  51. 51. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● Select the object palette in the toolbox and add a rectangle ● Draw a rectangle the same size as your cover ● Go back to the formatting palette in your toolbox and chose the wrapping in front of text
  52. 52. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● Select a fill color for your rectangle that matches your cover● Try using the Pick A Color tool● Click the eyedropper on your cover over a color that you like● Add a text box with your plot description from the science fiction plot generator
  53. 53. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● Add fake review quotes or any other details youd like If you use another image, be sure to cite it!
  54. 54. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book● Make a spine for the final touch● Copy and paste the rectangle from your back cover● Re-size it to fit between the two covers● Copy and paste your title from your cover● Rotate it to the right so it will fit on your spine ● Add one last textbox for the authors last name (yours)
  55. 55. Create Your Own Science Fiction Book Congratulations, Youre done! E-mail your creation to