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* '''In medium SF:''' "You sit in this seat, set the date you want, and [[Film/BackToTheFuture drive to 88 mph]]."
2nd Oct '16 10:17:24 PM MorganBaines
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* '''In medium SF:''' "You sit in this seat, set the date you want, and [[Film/BackToTheFuture drive to 88 mph]]."
20th Sep '16 12:07:33 PM Korados
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* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: 5. This work leans heavily into Mohs/SpeculativeScience -- the science of the tale is (or was) genuine speculative science or engineering, and the goal of the author to make as few errors with respect to known fact as possible.

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* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: Mohs Scale Of Science Fiction Hardness: 5. This work leans heavily into Mohs/SpeculativeScience -- the science of the tale is (or was) genuine speculative science or engineering, and the goal of the author to make as few errors with respect to known fact as possible.
9th Aug '16 4:51:49 PM MarkLungo
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# '''Mohs/OneBigLie:''' Authors of works in this class invent one (or, at most, a very few) counterfactual physical laws and writes a story that explores the implications of these principles. Most works in Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''HumanxCommonwealth'' series, the Ad Astra board games and Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/FarnhamsFreehold'' fall in this category, as do many of {{Vernor Vinge}}'s books.\\

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# '''Mohs/OneBigLie:''' Authors of works in this class invent one (or, at most, a very few) counterfactual physical laws and writes a story that explores the implications of these principles. Most works in Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''HumanxCommonwealth'' ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' series, the Ad Astra board games and Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/FarnhamsFreehold'' fall in this category, as do many of {{Vernor Vinge}}'s books.\\



A subclass of this (5.5 on the scale) is ''Futurology:'' stories which function almost like a prediction of the future, extrapolating from current technology rather than inventing major new technologies or discoveries. (Naturally, {{Zeerust}} is common in older entries.) ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', Manga/{{Planetes}}, ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' and the more SpeculativeFiction works of Creator/JulesVerne fall in this subclass.

# '''RealLife''' (aka Fiction in Genre Only): A SharedUniverse which spawned its own genre, known as "NonFiction". Despite the various problems noted at RealityIsUnrealistic, it is almost universally agreed that there is no other universe known so thoroughly worked out from established scientific principles. [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} The Apollo Program]], WorldWarII, {{a|rsonMurderAndJaywalking}}nd {{Woodstock}} fall in this class.

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A subclass of this (5.5 on the scale) is ''Futurology:'' stories which function almost like a prediction of the future, extrapolating from current technology rather than inventing major new technologies or discoveries. (Naturally, {{Zeerust}} is common in older entries.) ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', Manga/{{Planetes}}, ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'', ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' and the more SpeculativeFiction works of Creator/JulesVerne fall in this subclass.

# '''RealLife''' (aka Fiction in Genre Only): A SharedUniverse which spawned its own genre, known as "NonFiction". Despite the various problems noted at RealityIsUnrealistic, it is almost universally agreed that there is no other universe known so thoroughly worked out from established scientific principles. [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} The Apollo Program]], WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, {{a|rsonMurderAndJaywalking}}nd {{Woodstock}} Film/{{Woodstock}} fall in this class.
31st Jul '16 12:34:27 PM nombretomado
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# '''Mohs/ScienceInGenreOnly:''' The work is unambiguously set in the ''literary genre'' of ScienceFiction, but ''scientific'' it is not. AppliedPhlebotinum is the rule of the day, often of the [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum Nonsensoleum]] kind, GreenRocks gain NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, and both BellisariosMaxim and the MST3KMantra apply. Works like ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', The {{DC|Comics}} and {{Marvel}} universes,[[note]]although the individual comics of some heroes might fit elsewhere occasionally[[/note]] and ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' fall in this class.

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# '''Mohs/ScienceInGenreOnly:''' The work is unambiguously set in the ''literary genre'' of ScienceFiction, but ''scientific'' it is not. AppliedPhlebotinum is the rule of the day, often of the [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum Nonsensoleum]] kind, GreenRocks gain NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, and both BellisariosMaxim and the MST3KMantra apply. Works like ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', The {{DC|Comics}} Creator/{{DC|Comics}} and {{Marvel}} Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} universes,[[note]]although the individual comics of some heroes might fit elsewhere occasionally[[/note]] and ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' fall in this class.
30th Jul '16 12:54:56 PM nombretomado
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# '''Mohs/PhysicsPlus:''' Stories in this class once again have multiple forms of AppliedPhlebotinum, but in contrast to the prior class, the author aims to justify these creations with [[ShownTheirWork real]] and [[MinovskyParticle invented]] natural laws -- and these creations and others from the same laws will [[ChekhovsBoomerang turn up again and again in new contexts]]. Works like ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', DavidWeber's ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, David Brin's ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' series, and ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' fall in this class. Most RealRobot shows fall somewhere between Classes 2 and 3.

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# '''Mohs/PhysicsPlus:''' Stories in this class once again have multiple forms of AppliedPhlebotinum, but in contrast to the prior class, the author aims to justify these creations with [[ShownTheirWork real]] and [[MinovskyParticle invented]] natural laws -- and these creations and others from the same laws will [[ChekhovsBoomerang turn up again and again in new contexts]]. Works like ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, David Brin's ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' series, and ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' fall in this class. Most RealRobot shows fall somewhere between Classes 2 and 3.
28th Jul '16 6:27:29 PM supergod
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A subclass of this (5.5 on the scale) is ''Futurology:'' stories which function almost like a prediction of the future, extrapolating from current technology rather than inventing major new technologies or discoveries. (Naturally, {{Zeerust}} is common in older entries.) ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', Manga/{{Planetes}}, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Machine_Stops The Machine Stops]]'' by E. M. Forster, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhuman_Space Transhuman Space]]'' and the more SpeculativeFiction works of Creator/JulesVerne fall in this subclass.

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A subclass of this (5.5 on the scale) is ''Futurology:'' stories which function almost like a prediction of the future, extrapolating from current technology rather than inventing major new technologies or discoveries. (Naturally, {{Zeerust}} is common in older entries.) ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', Manga/{{Planetes}}, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Machine_Stops The Machine Stops]]'' by E. M. Forster, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhuman_Space Transhuman Space]]'' ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' and the more SpeculativeFiction works of Creator/JulesVerne fall in this subclass.
28th Jul '16 6:14:34 PM davidlatapie
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A subclass of this (5.5 on the scale) is ''Futurology:'' stories which function almost like a prediction of the future, extrapolating from current technology rather than inventing major new technologies or discoveries. (Naturally, {{Zeerust}} is common in older entries.) ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', Manga/{{Planetes}}, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Machine_Stops The Machine Stops]]'' by E. M. Forster, and the more SpeculativeFiction works of Creator/JulesVerne fall in this subclass.

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A subclass of this (5.5 on the scale) is ''Futurology:'' stories which function almost like a prediction of the future, extrapolating from current technology rather than inventing major new technologies or discoveries. (Naturally, {{Zeerust}} is common in older entries.) ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', Manga/{{Planetes}}, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Machine_Stops The Machine Stops]]'' by E. M. Forster, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhuman_Space Transhuman Space]]'' and the more SpeculativeFiction works of Creator/JulesVerne fall in this subclass.
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