A Conversation for Science Fiction and Fantasy

Which do you prefer?

Post 1

Biggles Rocks as do Austin, Raymond E Feist and Tom Clancy.

Do you prefer Science Fiction or Fantasy?


Which do you prefer?

Post 2

Zathras (Unofficial Custodian of H2G2 Room 101. ACE and holder of the BBC Pens)

It really rather depends how you are defining those terms. I'd probably say science fiction but I've seen definitions of science fiction that count it as a sub category of fantasy so according to those definitions your question may not be meaningful.

Z


Which do you prefer?

Post 3

Biggles Rocks as do Austin, Raymond E Feist and Tom Clancy.

I personally believe that Science Fiction and Fantasy are totally different entities. Science Fiction is normally based in the futer on things which are invented. While Fantasy is normally based in the past on things which are explained by Magic or the Gods.


Which do you prefer?

Post 4

Zathras (Unofficial Custodian of H2G2 Room 101. ACE and holder of the BBC Pens)

Perhaps. Although a lot of science fiction can be based on other planets at a point unspecified in time. Alternative History stories often also constitute sceince fiction and are clearly set in the past.

Mainly however I tend not to worry about definitions and simply like what I like.

Z


Which do you prefer?

Post 5

Biggles Rocks as do Austin, Raymond E Feist and Tom Clancy.

Good point but I do find it annoying when I ask for Fantasy and I get pointed in the direction of Science Fiction.


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