science-fictionality n.

the condition or quality of being science fictional adj.; (of a work of fiction) being science-fictional

SF Criticism

  • 1977 G. G. H. Rihn A Couple More Marginal SF Films in Janus (vol. 3, no. 2) June 51/1 page image Gregory G. H. Rihn bibliography

    The movie’s best claim to science-fictionality is its believable simulation of the near-liftoff of the Titans.

  • 1996 D. Pringle et al. Ultimate Encyclopedia of SF 140/3

    Sf purists might not consider it [sc. the TV show The Prisoner] sufficiently whole-hearted in its science-fictionality to qualify as the best.

  • 1997 I. Csicsery-Ronay in Science-Fiction Studies Mar. 146 Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.

    The elements of ‘science-fictionality’ in the everyday life of mass culture are largely ignored.

  • 2002 M. Bishop in N.Y. Review of Science Fiction Dec. 7/1 Michael Bishop

    I found her denial of the science-fictionality of The Sparrow not only off-putting but as obtuse as the cluelessness of the novel’s priest.

  • 2009 I. Csicsery-Ronay SF/Porn: The Case for ‘The Gas’ in Science Fiction Studies (vol. 36 part 3) Nov. 441 page image Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.

    How could The Gas not be sf? What secret quality of its depiction of sexual pleasure and ‘slapstick sadomasochism’ run amok neutralized its science-fictionality?

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Research History
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1997 cite from SF Studies.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1977 cite from Janus.

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