National Science Fiction Day is an annual feast celebrated on January 2nd of every year. Imaginative concepts are emerging day by day in recent years and are recognized by several millions of people. Time travel, life on other planets and other such fictional things are very well explained in many movies and literature books. On taking advantage, the science fictions are celebrated with a Day in a calendar. National Science Fiction Day is celebrated by many science fiction fans of the United States and even from all over the world. It is a Day that celebrates the birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
“Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.” – Ray Bradbury
History of National Science Fiction Day
The history, origin, founder, and the year at which the National Science Fiction Day was first celebrated are not mentioned clearly. However, this celebration Day falls on the official birthdate of Isaac Asimov, who was a famed science fiction writer. Science Fiction Day deals with a genre of literature that examines the effect of imaginary changes. Isaac Asinow, originally a biochemist, American author and Boston University professor was one of the most prolific writers of all time. He was best known for having written or edited more than 500 books and his works of science fiction (sci-fi) and popular science books. Asimov is one of the fathers of modern-day science fiction and widely considered to be a master of hard science fiction.
He was a long-time member and vice president of Mensa International. He is credited with coining the word robotics in his 1941 story “Liar!” and for introducing the Three Laws of Robotics. Spome, Psychohistory was other terms coined by him. The science fiction is likely to occur in the near or distant future and it may be anything related to technological innovations, scientific discoveries, natural events, disasters. It is neither a fantasy nor supernatural and not the magical thing. The Epic of Gilgamesh was the first recorded work of science fiction. At present, science fiction is found to be a well-read genre of literature and is more popular in the movies and TV-series.
Other Celebrations on January 2
January 2 is also celebrated as
- National Buffet Day
- National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
- National Motivation and Inspiration Day
- National Cream Puff Day
How to Celebrate National Science Fiction Day
Celebrating the National Science Fiction Day is quite simple. For those sci-fi fans, there are lots of fictional books and movies available to experience. Others even could enjoy the several imaginary things both in the books and movies. Take some time to appreciate those authors who are showing us the near future things at present. Appreciate those makers on the social media on this celebration day using the hashtag #ScienceFictionDay.