Science fiction is a large and expansive genre with many sub-genres that span all kind of stories. Below is a list to help any editors on this site to create articles.
List of Sub-Genres in Science Fiction
- Alien Invasion: The alien invasion sub-genre is when an alien species invades Earth. It is very common throughout science fiction. Example(s): War of the Worlds, ID4: Independence Day, and the Half-Life game series.
- Alternative Worlds: Alternative Worlds is a sub-genre where the history of the world is slightly changed, which leads to a butterfly effect of history. Example(s): The Wolfenstein game series and the mirror universe of Star Trek.
- Apocalyptic Fiction: The apocalyptic fiction sub-genre shows a civilization ending event. This event could be a pandemic, the global economy destabilizing, humanity running out of resources, or a large natural disaster. Example(s): 2012, ABC's The Day After, and Contagion.
- Creature Fiction: Creature Fiction tells the story of some kind of monster or its creator. Example(s): Frankenstein, King Kong, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
- Cyberpunk: Cyberpunk is a sub-genre showing the effects of information technologies on society and civilization in general. Example(s): The Matrix Trilogy, Blade Runner, and the Dues Ex game series.
- Dystopian Fiction: Dystopian fiction show a world were civilization is corrupted, and often some form of dictator has taken power. Example(s): The Hunger Games Trilogy, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451.
- Eco Science Fiction: Eco Sci-Fi shows a need to care for our environment. Example(s): Captain Planet and the Planeteers
- Future History: Future History shows the future in hundreds, thousand, or even millions of years from the present, and humanity's progress in that time. Example(s): EVE Online and the 2001: A Space Oddessey series.
- Ghost in the Machine: The Ghost in the Machine sub-genre features Artificial Intelligences, robots, and/or cybernetics. Example(s): The Portal game series, the Terminator series, and I, Robot.
- Hard Science Fiction: Hard Science Fiction is a sub-genre where real life science is uses in place of more fantastical technologies and settings. Example(s): Europa Report, A Fall of Moondust, Gravity, and The Martian.
- Lost Worlds: The Lost Worlds sub-genre shows uncharted parts of Earth with prehistoric creature roaming about. Example(s): Journey to the Centre of the Earth and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.