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Old February 28 2013, 04:24 PM   #16
Re: Is there any Sci-Fi in Star Trek?

We know thanks to Picard (mysteries), Worf (westerns), B'lanna (romance) and Janeway (gothic) that many of today's genres still survive, so SF probably does as well. Of course, many book previously marketed as SF in the contempory past (IE: Burroughs MArs tales) must now be regarded as fantasy so that kind of thing must have occurred too with much of todays SF moving forward to future centuries.

I certainly imagine that any knowledge of events occurring in Star Treks future are classified so any 24th century novel describing, say, 28th century events would be considered SF.

There also does seem top be a shift, as illustrated in the examples above, from passive entertainment such as text novels, movies, etc to interactive forms such as the holodeck.
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