pp. 1591-1605 | Article Number: iejme.2016.142
Published Online: August 26, 2016
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Today fantasy is considered to be one of the most important genres of literature, which raises topical problems. Fantasy, especially science fiction, raises a lot of important and urgent problems because it allows readers to dream and develops their imagination. This article outlines the development of science fiction in modern Kazakh literature. The study used a review of non- and science fiction; it analyzes the main functions of science fiction, such as predictive, developing and entertaining ones. It shows the development of the science fiction genre and its current trends.The results demonstrate the importance of the predictive function of science fiction, which is to warn humanity about the possible dangers of technology. Science fiction as a genre is versatile, having a significant impact on the further development of mankind.
Keywords: Fantastic Literature, Kazakh Fantastic Literature, genres of literature, science fiction, modern Kazakh literature
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