January 2 is Science Fiction Day. Among fans of various literary genres, there are many fans of science fiction, who were united by a love for this direction in literature, cinema and other arts.
All kinds of forums, exhibitions, literary conferences bring together writers and readers, screenwriters and just fans of the science fiction genre in different countries. Each of them has certain preferences associated with the directions that exist within the genre itself. But there are a lot of such directions. Each of them is based on certain assumptions (fiction, fantasy, imagination) in the field of science and technology and their impact on the world around us and man. Each carries certain genre features: "hard" science fiction, social fiction, chrono fiction, alternative history fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, space opera or planetary fantasy, cyberpunk and others.
At various forums and conferences that bring together fans of science fiction, the issue of organizing Science Fiction Day has been repeatedly raised. The dispute continues to the present, however, in the United States since 2012, such an unofficial holiday exists and is held. The birthday of one of the outstanding science fiction writers of the 20th century, Isaac Asimov, was chosen as the date - January 2. Many fans of the genre supported the initiative and joined the celebration, someone continues to challenge the choice of date. However, the fact remains that there is a holiday, and its appearance is not accidental.