Things like The Time Machine, gadgets and gizmos, special powered equipments, flying objects, robots, etc did fascinate me during my childhood.
They lured me towards books and movies that showcased these things in a scientifically yet a magical way!
Yes, a nice combination of Science and Magic can open up varied ideas for a Science Fiction story.
According to a source, Science Fiction (often shortened to sci-fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Movies like Koi Mil Gaya and Aliens in the Attic still make me wonder – What if Aliens truly exist? What if, they visit earth? Then, how will our lives transform?
Best novels of Science Fiction like
1. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
2. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne
3. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
4. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
5. 1984 by George Orwell
would definitely give a broad overview of plunging into this genre.
So, if you wish to time travel, dance with a robot, fly in a spacejet or befriend an alien, then, research properly and zoom away your story!