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Features of domestic science fiction in the 1960~1970's- concentrated on Science for Students

Choi Ae-soon 1

1계명대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper tried to analyze the research tendency of domestic science fiction(SF) in the 1960~1970's. The subject of study is SF writers' club's work, particularly Seo Kwang-oon's science fiction. These works were published by the magazine of Science for Students. Therefore, SF writers' club's works were classified as science fiction for adolescents. The paper studied why the gap between SF writers and readers emerged. It explained this in that domestic SF in the 1960~1970's experienced and identity crisis between fiction and real science. Therefore, SF writers' club members described space wars in the context of war on Earth, for example in 6ㆍ25 or the war of Vietnam. SF writers of Science for Students also considered writings on telepathy or the supernatural as superstition and doubted that it would be science, as well as denying the therapy of neurosis, psychiatry. Science fictions include new scientific technique, but the new developments were often refused. Domestic SF was confused by the conflict between science and superstition.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.