Science Fiction and Fantasy

by Evan Kurschner and Drew Knuth

Definition of fantasy

A genre of writing that uses mythological creatures or unrealistic things to describe a story or to prove a point. Most Fantasy stories take place in a totally unlike earth with different types of creatures such as elves, vampires, dragons and wizards. Some of the characters have inhuman abilities such as the ability to fly or breathe underwater, characters also maybe talking animals or even inanimate objects.


Fantasy usually involves a type of unrealistic feel so the characters may have some unrealistic traits, like being able to fly or being an animal like a goat. The characters may have very different types of names that we aren’t used to like Frodo or they may speak different languages that no one knows. Most of the characters are human like but have small traits that make them different like pointy ears or having three arms. Some of the characters may be talking animals or random object like a talking whale or even a talking tree even a talking rock.

Setting of fantasy

Most of the time Fantasy stories take place in worlds nothing like earth with animals and plants we have never seen, like a unicorn or a dragon. The world usually has a side that's beautiful and breath taking and alot of times this is where the main character lives or the hero of the story. Then the side that is destroyed with no life whatsoever this is where the evil enemy lives usually with an army of goblins or zombies or etc.

List of Fantasy Novels

-Harry Potter

-Percy Jackson

-Game Of Thrones

-Assassins Apprentice

-Lord of the Rings

Our short story: "The Land of Ateames"

The land of ateames is a beautiful place. It has breath-taking views and majestic creatures, but everything is not as it seems in ateames. The people have special gifts and powers. For ten year old Chloe, life is different. She spends most of her time in the forest thinking about her life and what will happen in the future. But when her friend opens her eyes to the truth about life, her whole point of view changes on reality.

Definition of science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary concepts such as futuristic settings, technology, space travel, time travel, parallel universes and alien/extraterrestrial life. Sci-fi is a device used by authors to explore themes such as identity, desire, morality and social structure. Science fiction is often confused with fantasy. Science fiction is something that, in theory, could happen in the future. It may not be possible in our time but could eventually be possible like living on other planets, self-aware robots, or animals that we can understand when they speak.

A literary or cinematic genre in which fantasy, typically based on speculative scientific discoveries or developments, environmental changes, space travel, or life on other planets, forms part of the plot or background

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The main characters of science fiction books are usually humans in futuristic settings or something of some significance happens that is not possible in our world today. Many of the main characters are relate-able on many levels. Sometimes there are other characters that are unrealistic, like mutant animals, self-aware robots, or aliens. They sometimes have special powers like telekinesis or special, unrealistic weapons like light-sabers.

Normal settings for science fiction

Most science fiction novels and movies take place on another world where some conflict is taking place that is impossible at our time on our earth. Sometimes The setting is in the future on this earth.

List of some famous Science fiction novels

Star wars series

Star trek

Enders game

Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

The time machine