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In the society today it is very common for one to spend his or her time reading In those types of readings science fiction stories are one of the most common readings among many people Science fiction unlike any other literature has very unique characteristics The definition of science fiction is fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals having a science factor as an essential orienting component Websters Pg 1045 This means science fiction stories are based on dreams hopes and fears of people in the society Science fiction stories are characterized by the styles and methods One of the most common methods of science fiction is prophetic extrapolation Prophetic extrapolation is passages that science fiction writers focus on the development of scienceScience fiction III Pg X instead of science of todayScience fiction III Pg X such as sociology biology psychology or any kind of science Prophetic extrapolation is the most important element of science fiction stories It is what makes science fictionThe story of The War Of The World by H G Wells is a classical example of a science fiction story Wells uses his imagination and the creativity to create the conflict between Earth and Mars In the story he introduces unknown creatures and the machines by using prophetic extrapolation For examples first in the passage from chapter two he explains Martians star ship He writes The uncovered part had the appearance of a huge cylinder caked over and its out-line softened thick scaly dun-colored incrustation The War Of The World Pg 11 Wells create the star ship from his imagination and able to give readers a good image that it is something round object by the word choices Second example is from chapter three where Wells explain the appearance of Martians In the passage he explains Two large dark-colored eyes were reading me steadfastly The mass that framed them the head of the thing
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