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Old 06-03-2017, 04:34 PM View Post #1 (Link) Difference between these genres
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What's the difference between science fiction and fantasy?
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:58 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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I read a really good book on this topic actually. I'm not sure how familiar you are with the works of Orson Scott Card, but he's a stupendous science fiction writer (one of the best I have ever read tbh). But he wrote a book called How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy which is basically about his experiences as a writer and provides a very solid definition between what is and what isn't science fiction (or hard science ficition vs. soft science fiction) and what is and isn't fantasy, along with pointers and helpful tips for each, and how publishers actually categorize books.

I recommend you check it out but in case you don't here's how he sums it up: “Science fiction is about what could be but isn't; fantasy is about what couldn't be.”

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Old 07-15-2017, 07:13 AM View Post #3 (Link)
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sci fi tends to be based on realistic futuristic elements. sci fi has a slight sliver of possibility or is grounded in some measure of science. fantasy, however, is not. for example, dragons are a common fantasy character.
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