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ERIC Number: ED166065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Pages: 8
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Haruspicating With Science Fiction Or Through the Looking Glass -- Dimly.
Chatham, George N.
This paper examines the use of science fiction to predict the future. First, science fiction is compared to other fiction literature forms; then the changes in science fiction over the last 20 years are discussed. The influence of recent scientific advances on science fiction is also presented. The generation of alternative scenarios of the future is considered the most valuable function of science fiction as a predictor. (MA)
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.