Can you please explain and summarize the following excerpt from Darko Suvin's "Estrangement and Cognition," published in Speculations on Speculation: Theories of Science Fiction?

"3.1. In a typology of literary genres for our cognitive age, one basic parameter would take into account the relationship of the world(s) each genre presents and the 'zero world' of empirically verifiable properties around the author (this being 'zero' in the sense of a central reference point in a coordinate system, or of the control group in an experiment). Let us call this empirical world naturalistic. In it, and in the corresponding 'naturalistic' or 'realistic' literature, ethics is in no significant relation to physics. Modern mainstream fiction is forbidden the pathetic fallacy of earthquakes announcing the assassination of rulers or drizzles accompanying the sadness of the heroine. It is the activity of the protagonists, interacting with other, physically equally unprivileged figures, that determines the outcome. However superior technologically or sociologically one side in the conflict may be, any predetermination as to its outcome is felt as an ideological imposition and genological impurity: the basic rule of naturalistic literature is that man's destiny is man. On the contrary, in the non-naturalistic, metaphysical literary genres discussed in 2.1 and 2.2, circumstances around the hero are neither passive nor neutral. In the folktale and the fantasy, ethics coincides with (positive or negative) physics, in the tragic myth it compensates the physics, in the 'optimistic' myth it supplies the coincidence with a systematic framework.

"The world of a work of SF is not a priori intentionally oriented toward its protagonists, either positively or negatively; the protagonists may succeed or fail in their objectives, but nothing in the basic contract with the reader, in the physical laws of their worlds, guarantees either. SF thus shares with the dominant literature of our civilization a mature approach analogous to that of modern science and philosophy, as well as the omnitemporal horizons of such an approach—aspects which will be discussed in the following chapters."

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The author of the passage discusses the almost human role of setting in different genres. Suvin ultimately arrives at the conclusion that science fiction is unique for the way it handles the physical, outside world in relation to the characters, morals, and sociological inquiries that drive the story.

In realistic fiction, the writer and reader pay particular attention to the ethics of the characters themselves. The elements of the physical world don't seem to take on ethics of their own. The author refers to this type of fiction as mainstream and naturalistic.

In some other genres, the outside or empirical world—the universe in which the characters have their experience—is almost like a being of its own. This is where the "pathetic fallacy" comes in. In a pathetic fallacy, inanimate objects, in this case the settings or circumstances in some speculative genres, take on a will of their own. Ethics, typically possessed by humans, are possessed by the outside world itself in a fantasy, folk tale, or mythical story. The author calls these other genres "metaphysical."

In science fiction, on the other hand, the characters are subject not only to their own individual moral principles but also to the principles of their world or circumstance—a world that is not impacted by the pathetic fallacy. In this way, the characters have only so much autonomy in a story of science fiction.

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