Yesterday, January 2, was National Science Fiction Day. It’s not an official day, but who cares! It’s Isaac Asimov‘s birthday, and therefore an excellent day to acknowledge the marvel that is science fiction.
What is science fiction?
People say a lot of things about science fiction — the general consensus is that its lack of true definition is what defines it. In my own mental organization, I put it into two completely made-up and semi-useless categories: earth-based sci-fi and space-based sci-fi. Think The Matrix vs. Star Wars. Within these categories, you can find numerous sub-categories, rubbing the line with post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, as well as other forms of speculative fiction like gaslamp, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and so many others that I’m just going to send you to the science fiction Wikipedia page.
What’s going on with it now?