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Science Fiction - an escape People are always looking for a good way to escape the real world especially work Since work is so important in society today that it is almost impossible to avoid doing work without having to pay the price in the future The perfect escape would be one that does not include work but does not have any future consequences Many people including myself have found science fiction movies and novels to be great ways to escape Science fiction is such a perfect escape for many people because it allows its audience to experience the joy of future technology technology that promises less work and much more play at no cost It has taken a long time for science fiction to become an accepted form of media in todays society As Henry Mietkeiwicz says in his article Bringing Sci-Fi Down to Earth talking about how early science fiction was viewed these works were considered oddities imaginative and gripping perhaps but not quite important enough to raise science fiction to the level of artistic respectability But now nearly 2 and a half decades since the creation of Stars Wars most all forms of science fiction has become mainstream in our culture and a way escape from the real world An escape must have three things in order to be considered a true escape First an escape must permanently or at least temporarily eliminate ones responsibilities Secondly an escape must enhance leisure If the escape does not enhance leisure then boredom will most likely be the result An escape must also take full advantage of ones leisure time Third an escape must not have any undesirable consequences This is perhaps the most important part in the illusion of the escape I have found science fiction novels and films are very good ways to escape While I am absorbed in what is going on in a particular movie or novel I
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