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Old October 26 2012, 04:19 AM   #55
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Is SF in a state of exhaustion?

Ian Keldon wrote: View Post
I'm not going to bother repeating (again) the textbook definitions that show this to be the case.
Go ahead and repeat anything you like from a "textbook" - won't make it true or relevant.

Harvey wrote: View Post
Dennis' point that sf emerged from the fantasy genre is well taken. I'm not sure, however, that this origin in itself precludes sf from being considered as a genre in its own right.
Well, one can call it a genre or a subgenre or whatever suits the purpose. It's true, though, both that science fiction is a form of fantasy literature and that there are other kinds of fantasy that don't fit any reasonable definition of science fiction - but all fit within the overall definition of fantasy.
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