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Spy-fi is a genre of spy fiction that includes elements of science fiction or fantasy. It often uses a secret agent (solo or in a team) or superspy whose mission is a showcase of science fiction elements such as technology and ideas used for extortion, plots for world domination or destruction, weapons in science fiction, gadgets and fast vehicles that can travel on land, fly, or sail on or under the sea. Spy-fi does not necessarily present espionage as it is practiced in reality. It is escapist fantasy that emphasizes glamour, adventure and derring-do. Note that not all spy-fi includes all elements mentioned.

For example:

  • The spy protagonist may be issued and use their own futuristic technology such as weapons, exotic means of transport, and detection devices that have not been invented as of yet. An example of this are secret agents Jeffrey Hunter and France Nuyen issued time travel devices to thwart a plot in Dimension 5 (1966).[1]
  • The setting and the spy protagonist, may actually be in the future. An example of this is the Honorverse character Victor Cachat, or his sometime partners and potential adversaries, Anton Zilwicki and Ruth Winton.

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Films and television series

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Anime

References

  1. ^ Dimension 5 (1966)
  • Biederman D, Wallace R, Einstein S (2004). The Incredible World of Spy Fi. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. ISBN 9780811842242







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