By P. Baburaj, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of English, Sherubtse college, Bhutan
Author of: Language and writing, DSB Publication Thimphu
Communicative English, P. K. Books, Calicut
A perception on Literary Criticism, P.K. Books, Calicut
A fantasy Story takes place in an advanced form of hypnosis In simple level the protagonist-Robert Proctor behaves responsibly but he is denied the license. The story is futuristic. Contains the elements of a science fiction. Uses technical and scientific facts. Science fiction A broad genre of fiction that often involves speculation based on current/future science and technology. It is a fiction based on futuristic science. A form of fiction normally set in future that deals with an imaginary scientific or technological development. It is a kind of writing in any literary piece through science background but not necessary that everything written can be based on facts. The writing includes science but it is not a real thing, just an imagination/imaginative work presented through science. Features of science fiction Based on technology and science. Futuristic (making prediction about life in future) * Make believe the reader.
Examples Too badIsaac Asimov. Robert- Isaac Asimov. Test- Theodore Thomas. Mirror ImageLena Coakley. All summer in a dayRay Brad Ben. ‘The Test’ is a Mixture of action stories and realism. The story explores the theme of the ethics of the power of the state to ‘control’ its citizens.-Individual versus state.
Short and direct sentences are used to maintain the pace of action (esp. during the accident scene). Story shows how writers are using sentence length to create mood. Short sentences create a sense of tension, urgency and fast action. Longer sentences-slow the pace and create a more thoughtful environment. Story has two plots-in two different times or two different states of mind. 1) Accident (Hypnotizing) 2) Action in the testing