Science fiction story idea? 10 Points!?

Science fiction story idea? 10 Points!? Topic: Science fiction story idea? 10 Points!?
June 18, 2019 / By Annona
Question: So I have to write a story in my commuication class involving science fiction and right now I'm blank. I have to follow one of 2 approaches Approach #1: -Outer Space -Technology is predicted -May or may not involve aliens -Humans struggle is ever-present (meaning human struggles to stay alive) Appraoch #2: -Future society still on Earth -Earth is changed with advance technology -(Again) may or may not involve aliens -Human struggle with changed Earth I kind of wanted to do something with aliens and robots in it because I love aliens and robots but I just need a really good plot. I don't want a simple and common plot like 'Robots Take Over the World' or 'Alien take over Human Race'. I've heard all of that and I want to get really creative with this project. I just need some ideas or inspiration. You can tell me a short story or idea you have or to just list some stuff that might change in the future (ex. Schools, Transportation, Cities, Recreation, Food, Medicine, Science & Technoloty, Foreign Relation, Commuication, and Enviroment). Best idea or thought gets 10 point. (If you took the time and effort to think of a good idea I might give you 10 points too) Thanks everyone for answering, your answer is appreciate! :D
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Yehowah Yehowah | 9 days ago
Humans can have their bodies become part android by purchasing "parts" to make them have better physical ability, appearance, etc. Humans have chips(can control body) located in them and robots can control how their body works (as in end life and regulate health) and track them so that way the world is perfect/ or according to how the robots want their world to be. Aliens start off as seeds and scientists grow them.They're not suppose to cross the seeds or else, the aliens can start developing into something deadly. Humans play a videogame call "___". It's just a videogame playing robots and once you play it, you get so addicted.This is when the robots come out of the videogame and mess with mankind.
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Yehowah Originally Answered: What is science fiction?
“What is science fiction?” is the question that has followed most writers within the genre for most of their careers. Each usually has his or her own unique answer, but my favorite was said by (I believe) Damon Knight: “Science fiction is what I point at when I say ‘science fiction’.” That answer is not as flippant as it may first seem, since I assume that what you are really asking is how does science fiction differ from other genres, especially its closest sibling fantasy? Well, a lot of the time the lines are arbitrary, as implied by Knight’s quote. Like all category fiction, science fiction has its unique retinue of archetypes and clichés: robots, space ships, aliens, ray guns, sentient computers, and time machines. Fantasy has wizards, unicorns, and magic. These genre furnishings, however, do not define the fields. The fundamental difference is that fantasy describes the conflict amid the impossible, while science fiction does the same with the possible. Simply put, a science fiction story is one where science is an integral part of the plot. That is, it is not a romance or a western in which scientific elements have been tacked on, but instead if the science were removed, the story would collapse. In fantasy, you are free to break any scientific law that you choose. Wizards who chant the right words can speak with clouds or transform themselves from a human to an ant without worrying about conservation of mass. The genius inventor in a science fiction story couldn’t do either one. Furthermore, science fiction doesn’t have to be about interstellar ships, strange alien worlds, or even robots. For example, if a story posed the question, “What would the world be like if clocks had never been invented?”, in essence it would still be science fiction, even if there is never mention of a single gosh-wow gadget or a mad scientist. So, if science fiction must be a story in which 1) science is integral and 2) known scientific laws are not violated, then wouldn’t that mean stories like Star Wars and Star Trek are really fantasy? In a word, yes. Einstein said that if you are going to be a member of this universe, you don’t get to travel faster than the speed of light. The Millennium Falcon and the Enterprise do it all the time. Then, there is the whole issue of any sufficiently advanced science being indistinguishable from magic. It gets kind of sticky after a while. So, while Star Wars and Star Trek may not follow the mold exactly, they are far deeper into the scientific camp than, say, Lord of the Rings. So, that brings us back to the only true dividing line: “Science fiction is what I point at when I say ‘science fiction’.”
Yehowah Originally Answered: What is science fiction?
Science fiction is a fictional (made up, not real) story that uses some form of science to set it apart from the real world. For example, instead of someone living on earth, in a science fiction story, they might live on another planet. Or on a space station. So some things, the background, would be different, but the main part of the story would be the same as in any other fiction story - interaction between people. You could have a science fiction love story, a science fiction murder mystery, a science fiction adventure story, etc.

Shelton Shelton
If you are looking to read about these approaches to see how others handled them for ROBOTS the best bet is “I, Robot” (1950 / 272 pages) the book of early short stories by Issac Asimov on the subject of ROBOTS in which he postulates the "Three Laws of Robotics" should be read as a basis before reading the "The Caves of Steel" (1954 / 224 pages) by Issac Asimov (the first of the "Robot" series / Lije Bailey mysteries) These books are the source from which the movie "I, Robot" is drawn. The isolation of being "connected" to the web was presaged by Asimov more than 50 years ago! for future SOCIETAL CHANGE, I suggest "Foundation" (1951 / 255 pages) by Issac Asimov (the first book of the "Foundation Series") Postulates the societal change, which would accompany the expansion into the stars. The series won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. (One of the other books in the series also won a Hugo Award.) or "Dorsai" (1959 / 159 pages) by Gordon R. Dickson (the first book of “The Childe Cycle”) Deals with genetic drift and specialization, and there effects on humanity as a whole. (Nominated for the Hugo Award.) or "Ender's Game" (1985 / 357 pages) by Orson Scott Card "Speaker for the Dead" (1986 - the sequel to "Ender's Game") by Orson Scott Card (Both won the Hugo and Nebula Awards.) For humanity at war with ALIENS IN SPACE I suggest "The Forever War" (1974 / 236 pages) by Joe Haldeman Deals with the effect of time dilation, on those involved in an interstellar war. (Won the Hugo and Nebula Awards.) If you want a personal suggestion, I would start with the vastness of space being similar to the conquest of the New World or our own Taming the Wild West, once other than governmental organizations are involved. I would expect the same need to provide your own protection, rely on meeting out justice personally, and rabid individuality that would eventually conflict with existing governments. Again this is a fairly common theme, but one you can shape to your own point of view.
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Norm Norm
How about when man discovers that he is actually from another planet and the aliens have just been here keeping an eye on things and now have returned to let man know who they really are. How about a time warp where someone loses their essence and aliens need to help them to find themselves through time. You could always do a humour story along the lines of a planet student exchange where some students go to another planet to learn and alien students come here to learn. Could be quite funny if you set your mind to it. I wrote and published a book about two security agents who got caught in a time warp and lost their essence. Aliens had to help them find their essence again as they travel through time and space. It took them on some weird and wild journeys meeting up with all sorts of aliens and also the beings whom we commonly know as demons which are actual beings from another world. You could write about a person who invites a stranger to help them in their home without knowing that that person is actually an alien who is there to help her cross over at her death - or take her home with them.
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Norm Originally Answered: What is good science fiction books for starting with?
Cory Doctorow wrote Little Brother. It is not hard science. It is free since he believes in Creative Commons.

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