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Old February 24 2014, 02:39 PM   #31
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Re: Science Fiction or Fantasy?

As far as reading goes, it's pretty much science fiction only. I don't have the patience for fantasy. And a lot of my reading lately is more science and history than science fiction anyway.

When it comes to TV or movies though, pretty much anything works for me as long as the story and characters are good.
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Old February 24 2014, 03:05 PM   #32
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Re: Science Fiction or Fantasy?

Here's an interesting article by David Brin, and he has another one which casts Star Wars under the same microscope:

Tolkien: Enemy of Progress?


Right on. “Star Wars” belongs to our dark past. A long, tyrannical epoch of fear, illogic, despotism and demagoguery that our ancestors struggled desperately to overcome, and that we are at last starting to emerge from, aided by the scientific and egalitarian spirit that Lucas openly despises. A spirit we must encourage in our children, if they are to have any chance at all.

SW in particular shares the themes and elements of common fantasy stories.
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Old February 24 2014, 03:38 PM   #33
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Re: Science Fiction or Fantasy?

I vastly prefer fantasy over science fiction. I'm mainly interested in characters and story, so the technical details that science fiction tends to get bogged down in just annoys me.
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Old February 24 2014, 05:45 PM   #34
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Re: Science Fiction or Fantasy?

Science Fiction, but I'll pretty much watch anything with a ship in it.
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Old February 24 2014, 06:12 PM   #35
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Re: Science Fiction or Fantasy?

Miss Chicken wrote: View Post
I like both but roughly speaking -

I tend to like to read fantasy more than science fiction
I tend to like to watch science fiction more than fantasy

though there are exceptions to both of these statements.
What she said except that I never read sci fi.
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