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Science fiction

Where an alternative reality is created, usually in outer space, or on another planet, often involving a high degree of scientific or technical data about that ‘other world’.
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Setting

The environment and atmosphere in which characters operate.
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Short story

A length of prose up to approximately 20,000 words in length, most usually of between 1,000 and 5,000 words.
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Simile

A comparison usually using ‘like’ or ‘as’, e.g. ‘ The clouds were like cotton wool’.
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Story

A narrative of events arranged in their time-sequence.
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Syntax

The grammatical structure in sentences.
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