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The Most Important Question Of The Day - Eric's House Of Ego
October 13th, 2008
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The Most Important Question Of The Day

It's important, really

Science Fiction

HOW have I not done this one yet? Geeze ...


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Date:October 13th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
There's a lot out there called science fiction that is really fantasy IMNSHO.
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Date:October 13th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Damn straight.
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Date:October 13th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
What's the difference?
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Date:October 13th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
I like John Scalzi's differentiator, which is, "So, that McGuffin of Doom you're carrying around....does it have a battery?" If the answer is "yes, there is a tiny reactor core in the handle," then it's SF. If the answer is "no, I am drawing upon the universal life force to make it go," then it's fantasy.
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Date:October 13th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
All science fiction might be able to be called fantasy, but not all fantasy can be called science fiction. unless "scienceless" is a new category of science fiction... oooh, actually, i bet that'd be cool.
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Date:October 14th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
I am sure I made you read that term paper I wrote for Literary Criticism. Must I review?
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Date:October 13th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Both, really. And mysteries. But not so much the romance, or the vampires, sorry.
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