National Science Fiction Day

National Science Fiction Day is observed next on Thursday, January 2nd, 2025 (256 days from today).

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Science fiction (science fiction/sci fi) is a topic that many people love. You must have read a novel, watched a movie with the label "sci-fi" or "fantasy", right?

Science fiction is a branch of the "speculative fiction" genre, which includes works of literature, movies, pictures, etc., that contain science-based fantasy motifs such as future technology, space travel, time travel, parallel universes, aliens,... Science fiction often explores the potential consequences and effects of scientific discoveries. That's why it's called "the flow of ideas." Science fiction rarely contains supernatural elements, always has to develop based on the accepted scientific knowledge or theories at the time of the work.

If you're a true fan of the genre, you'll probably know that the National Science Fiction Day celebration is held every year on January 2nd.

The origin of National Science Fiction Day

Hugo Gernsback, one of the first to use the term "science fiction," stated that: when she said science fiction, she meant Jules Verne, H.G... Wells and Edgar Allan Poe-style stories — a captivating work of fantasy mixed with real science and visionary insights predictability."

In 1970, in an article, William Atheling Jr. defined the term "Science fiction" as: Wells originally used this term to describe what we now call 'hard' science fiction, which tries to stick to known (at the time of writing) knowledge and becomes the basis of the story, and if there is an element of magic in the story, at least miracles don't appear so much."

In the words of veteran science fiction writer Robert A Heinlen succinctly defines, most science fiction works are realistic guesses about possible future events. Future, on the basis of factual knowledge of the past and present, and on a thorough grasp of the nature and importance of the scientific method." Meanwhile, Rod Serling defines Fantasy as a rational combination of the impossible. Science fiction is the possibleization of the unlikely." Lester del Rey has also written, "Even its most devout — in other words, fans — are baffled when it comes to demonstrating science fiction," and that's really why there hasn't been one to date. There is no official definition of science fiction, simply because "science fiction has no boundaries."

The National Science Fiction Day is chosen on January 2 every year which corresponds to the official birth date of the famous science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. Isaac Asimov is a biochemist, in addition to being one of the greatest writers of all time, having edited more than 500 books, known by many as the master of difficult science fiction

How to observe National Science Fiction Day

On National Science Fiction Day, All of you are encouraged to learn about literary and cinematic works of the sci-fi genre. Thereby making assessments about works and authors, as well as giving their own worldview. Or you are also encouraged to create works of science fiction if you have the qualifications. Let's enjoy National Science Fiction Day.


National Science Fiction Day has been observed annually on January 2nd.


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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

Thursday, January 2nd, 2025

Friday, January 2nd, 2026

Saturday, January 2nd, 2027

Also on Thursday, January 2nd, 2025

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