List of science fiction themes  

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Science fiction has a number of common concepts and themes that have been reused by numerous authors. Some have become cliches, and only truly novel treatments of them gain attention, whilst others have become "part of the furniture", ie they can be included in a story without much explanation, because readers are all already familiar with the core concept. The following is a list of recurring themes in science fiction.

Contents

Overarching themes

Beings

Body and mind alterations

Habitats

Political structures

Possible futures

Technologies

Travel


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