December 1, 2005

Sf versus Fantasy

Elizabeth Bear (author of the Jenny Casey novels) provides link to a chain of discussions by Jeff Vandermeer (Ambergris), Ted Chiang (really wonderful short stories) and Sarah Monette (who wrote the recent novel Melusine that my friend Deb raved about) on the differences between SF and Fantasy.

My definition of SF versus Fantasy seems to have been argued against in the course of all this. Bear states that there *is* no difference, which is a leap that I am not quite able to make.

Of course, there is always Clarke's Law.

Posted by Jvstin at December 1, 2005 2:34 PM