National Science Fiction Day in the USA Date in the current year: January 2, 2016

National Science Fiction Day in the USA National Science Fiction Day is an informal holiday celebrated by many American science fiction fans. It falls on January 2, the birth anniversary of Isaac Asimov.

Isaac Asimov is one of the most famous and prolific science fiction authors. During his lifetime he was regarded as one of the “Big Three” authors of science fiction authors, along with Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein. Asimov's major works include the Foundation series, the Galactic Empire series, and the Robot series.

Asimov is one of the most influential science fiction writers, but he is certainly not the first one. He himself referred to Johannes Kepler's Somnium as the first work of science fiction. Active development of the genre began in the late 19th century, although the term “science fiction” emerged somewhat later. The genre was originally referred to as “scientific romance”.

Although National Science Fiction Day is not an official holiday, it is recognized by some major organizations such as the Scholastic Corporation and the Hallmark Channel. It is celebrated by science fiction fans across the United States. National Science Fiction Day is a perfect opportunity to enjoy your favorite science fiction books, movies, television series, comic books, etc.

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