Critical reception of the book, however, has tended towards the negative, with the quality of its prose generally seen as poor.Universal Pictures and Focus Features produced a film adaptation, which was released on 13 February 2015 and also received generally unfavourable reviews.Science fiction is difficult to define, as it includes a wide range of subgenres and themes.
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The settings of science fiction are often contrary to those of consensus reality, but most science fiction relies on a considerable degree of suspension of disbelief, which is facilitated in the reader's mind by potential scientific explanations or solutions to various fictional elements.
Science fiction elements include: As a means of understanding the world through speculation and storytelling, science fiction has antecedents which go back to an era when the dividing line separating the mythological from the historical tended to become somewhat blurred.
Fifty Shades of Grey has topped best-seller lists around the world, selling over 125 million copies worldwide by June 2015.
It has been translated into 52 languages, and set a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest-selling paperback of all time.