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Reader's Corner: Science Fiction

Looking for a good book to read but don't know where to start? This guide covers popular, award-winning, and just plain great nonfiction and fiction genres and books.

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Science Fiction

Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and capitalization) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves speculations based on current or future science or technology.

Science fiction differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated laws of nature (though some elements in a story might still be pure imaginative speculation).

For more content on the Science Fiction genre and its various subgenres take a look at this separate guide.

Science Fiction Booklists in the BPL Online Catalog

Ready Player One Brave New World The Year of the Flood The Stand