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Sci-Fi 14 31.11%
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Old 4th July 2011, 10:16 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I like when you put both together! It take's creativity but it's worth it.
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Old 22nd August 2011, 05:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Cultures with swords have, historically speaking and without exception, pulverised those with armour-piercing bullets. Everyone knows this.

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This made me laugh. 100% agree
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Old 27th August 2011, 05:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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But we're talking about science fiction. Science fiction has just as much imaginative scope as fantasy. If you insist on combining science and science fiction, then it's only fair to couple fantasy with religion. Don't you think?

The reason I think this is because fantasy is a closed system. The nature of magic and those who use it are well-established. Or that's the way it appears to me. So, like religion it really cannot move too far from its source, i.e. mythology. Yes, I can accept that this view is pretty limited (and naive), and I hope some readers of fantasy can point me away from elves and dragons and warlocks.

Science fiction, which, of course, is based, usually, on science doesn't suffer the same limitation, because it can't help but expand at a similar rate to our understanding of our world and our universe. Science fiction has always been the great asker of the question, What if?

Although I have a preference for science fiction, I have enjoyed many a good fantasy novel. From my view, science fiction hasn't quite yet had as good a work of literature as The Lord of the Rings (fantasy). But, again, I may be mistaken - and, anyway, it's so subjective.

Just had another thought. Fantasy is, like religion, more popular than science fiction, like science. Fantasy is all kind of warm and secure, whereas, science fiction can tend to be cold and insecure.

Fantasy is easily understood because, as I said, it is a closed system based on 'Earthly' concerns. The characters and landscape of fantasy is all too familiar at the best of times, which is not a bad thing, of course, especially when the writing is good.

Science fiction is a lot more difficult to understand, mainly because it is such an open system and, usually, based on 'difficult' science. The characters and landscape of science fiction can be as varied as our imaginations (which is not to suggest that fantasy lacks this quality) and it is exciting and frightening because of this.

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Old 28th August 2011, 03:31 AM   #19 (permalink)
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In ze wars, no one truly wins.
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Old 28th August 2011, 10:16 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I don't know; Vera Lynn sold a lot of records.
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Old 28th August 2011, 10:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I agree with thatollie, but then I have idealistic, non-capitalistic and rather shape-shifting atheistic views, which are, btw, all liable to change.
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Old 14th January 2012, 11:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'd like to reference the first post - fantasy because something has given the unicorns gas. It's infiltrated all the spaceships. In fact at the end only unicorns and those with gas masks and no sense of smell survive.
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Old 15th January 2012, 01:05 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Neither.

Being mutually exclusive, I doubt they can see each other.
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Old 5th March 2012, 12:41 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Fantasy for me!
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Old 6th March 2012, 01:21 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Although I have a preference for science fiction, I have enjoyed many a good fantasy novel. From my view, science fiction hasn't quite yet had as good a work of literature as The Lord of the Rings (fantasy). But, again, I may be mistaken - and, anyway, it's so subjective.
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Maybe not. But I loved them as much as I did LotR.

I still chose fantasy.

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i think im in love with both equally, if only they had a love child ....
Fantasy is a fickle mistress. But I'm sure there's at least one love child in the mountains of books out there.

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Old 9th March 2012, 08:34 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Based solely on this image, who do you think will win? What leads you to this conclusion?
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Old 8th April 2012, 09:00 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Fantasy would win strictly speaking magic is connected to everything, I also think it to be more instantaneous. speak a word and anything can happen where as if you have a gun all that can happen is you shoot something. Love the question though
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Old 3rd July 2012, 09:26 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Based on that picture, I think Fantasy has the edge... it just seems like flying castles and magic are probably going to beat anything Sci-Fi throws at it
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Old 6th July 2012, 04:36 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Fantasy would win, it's open for anything to happen. Sci-fi has a problem of usually having to make sense. And science tends to ignore anything that isn't, well, scientific and understandable.
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I cannot believe so many people are voting that a standard fantasy world would defeat a space operatic ftl-capable star power. What is this; bloody KRULL?
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