Science fiction categories

This is meant as a classification of the novum in science fiction texts. (A text might have more than one.) The first level is the fields of science in italics. The next is the science fiction genres, in bold. Finally there are examples of these genres. Click the name of a super-category to collapse the tree beneath it.

It is almost impossible to construct a tree like this, everybody can agree on. My aim here is only to produce one, that is not wholly wrong.

Sources:

  • Natural sciences
    • Physical sciences
      • Physics
        • Nuclear physics
          • Apocalypse after nuclear war
        • Optics
          • Laser weapon
          • Slow glass
        • Quantum physics
          • Multiple worlds/dimensions
            • "All the Myriad Ways"
        • Relativity
        • Antigravity
        • Invisibility
        • Matter duplication
        • Matter transmission
        • Time travel / time machine
      • Chemistry
        • Phytochemistry
          • Nanotechnology
        • "The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline"
      • Astronomy
        • Astrodynamics
          • Space travel
        • Apocalypse, cosmic
          • "At the core"
        • Counter-Earth
      • Earth science
        • Geology
          • Hollow Earth
        • Ecology
          • Pollution
          • Population dynamics
            • Extinction
            • Overpopulation
          • Apocalypse, ecological
          • Gaia
          • Terraforming
          • Dune
        • Meteorology
          • Global warming
      • Environmental science
    • Life sciences (biology)
      • Biomechanics
        • Cyborgs
          • Cyberpunk, cyborg part
        • Transhumanism, technical
        • Uplift, technological
      • Biotechnology
        • Transhumanism, genetic
        • Uplift, genetic
      • Cryobiology
      • Developmental biology
        • Gerontology
          • Eternal life, biological
      • Evolution
        • Panspermia
      • Exobiology
        • Drake's equation
        • Aliens
        • First contact
      • Genetics
      • Android body
      • Clones
      • Eugenics
      • Mutants
      • Super humans, biological
  • Cognitive sciences
    • Attention
    • Knowledge, and Processing, of Language
    • Learning and development
    • Perception and action
    • Memory
      • Memory copy
      • Memory edit
  • Formal sciences
    • Computer sciences
      • Artificial intelligence
        • Robotics
          • Robot brain
        • Singularity after AI breakthrough
      • Computer graphics
        • Virtual reality, visuals
      • Computer communications
        • Internet
          • Cyberspace
      • Quantum computing
      • Cyberpunk, computer part
    • Mathematics
      • Applied mathematics
        • Dynamical systems
          • Chaos theory
            • Butterfly effect
      • Battlefield Earth
    • Statistics
      • Computational statistics
        • Simulation
          • Avatar represention
          • Eternal life, upload
          • Exchanged identities
          • Uploaded conscienceness
          • Virtual reality, logic
      • Social statistics
        • Foundation
    • Systems science
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      • Anthropology of religion
    • Communication studies
    • Economics
      • Utopia, economic
      • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
      • "Lobsters"
    • Gender and sexuality studies
      • Feminist SF
    • Geography
    • Law
    • Linguistics
      • Babel-17
    • Philosophy
      • "What's expected of us"
    • Political science
      • Libertarian SF
      • The Dispossessed
    • Psychology
      • Parapsychology
        • Psi abilities like telepathy
        • Shared consciousness
        • The mind travelling in time
    • Sociology
      • Science studies
        • Exploration
        • Mad scientist
      • Eutopia
        • Dystopia
        • Utopia
      • Prime directive
    • History
      • Alternate history
        • Steampunk
      • Future history
      • Pre-history
      • Secret history
        • Shaggy God story
  • Applied sciences
    • Agronomy
    • Architecture
    • Education
    • Engineering
      • Aerospace engineering
        • Astronautical engineering
          • Exospaceships, UFOs
          • FTL
            • Hyperspace
          • Generation ship
          • Space opera
          • Spaceships
          • Star drive
      • Artificial planet
      • Big dumb object
      • Dyson sphere
      • Robot body
    • Health sciences
      • Medicine
        • Nutrition
          • Food pills
    • Management
    • Military science
      • Future war
    • Spatial science