27th March 2009, 06:25 PM
This world is not my home
Join Date: Oct 2006
Re: All-Time SF&F Bestseller List
Originally Posted by dask
This may not be of help but I remember reading two things over the years. One, that sf is a sub-genre of fantasy (not the other way around) so technically all sf may be considered a type of fantasy, and two, all fiction is fantasy (which might be true in the extreme but not sure how practical it is). Wish I could remember where I read this. I'm sure a person's personal definition of fantasy is essential in all this.
I can not dispute this. I will now consider both sayings factual. It will make me slightly
less frustrated as I filter through 100's of sword and sorcery books, endless Robert Jordan books and untold numbers of vampire books, trying to find the kind of Science (Fantasy?) that appeals to me.