Re: Is SF in a state of exhaustion?
My Name Is Legion wrote:
Science fiction and fantasy are marketing categories, and they're pretty much the same thing as far as booksellers are concerned.
In point of fact, science fiction is simply a subgenre of fantasy.
The delineation between science-fiction and sci-tech is blurring--mind you in a technical sense, it won't be gone, because fiction is still fiction--but both the generated ideas and output of these ideas will be much closer than ever before. I think it's already at a point where many people confuse the two, hence my example of people feeling they've seen many of these amazing wonders to come. I admit sometimes I get impatient too.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan