Nounscience fiction (uncountable)
- Fiction in which advanced technology and/or science is a key element.
- Some people consider motion pictures such as the Star Wars movies more as fantasies than science fiction.
- Technology which, while theoretically possible, is not yet practical.
- Despite decades of research, mass-market personal aircraft are still science fiction.
Marchen, Western, Western story, Westerner, adventure story, allegory, apologue, bedtime story, detective story, fable, fabliau, fairy tale, fantasy, fiction, folk story, folktale, gest, ghost story, horse opera, legend, love story, mystery, mystery story, myth, mythology, mythos, nursery tale, parable, romance, shocker, space fiction, space opera, suspense story, thriller, whodunit, work of fiction
Apparently coined in 1851 by W. Wilson.