Friday, March 2, 2012

Sci-fi vs. fantasy

I recently heard this excellent distinction between the two genres.
Fantasy: Because it's magic, dammit! 
Sci-fi: Because it's the future, dammit!


  1. This is hilarious! I remember having a lengthy debate about the distinctions of the two genres when I took a J.R.R. Tolkien class at uni. I don't think we came up with any clear answers. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That is wonderfully succinct and accurate :-)

  3. Perfect! It always bugs me that these two are lumped together as one genre, when in fact they are really quite distinct.


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