Friends, Allies, Adversaries, and Enemies

I've been reading a lot about the hero's journey.  On a call with writer friends, one asked if I had ever heard of The Virgin's Promise.  It's the ARC for characters that stay home, but still learn to fulfill their dreams.  I'm not sure I buy the male/female divide between these two books, but I am … Continue reading Friends, Allies, Adversaries, and Enemies

Help us convince Amazon.com to add Science Fantasy (SciFan) as a recognized genre

Good Reads has it. It makes sense. 🙂

M.C. Tuggle, Writer

Science Fantasy

From Change.org:

What is Science Fantasy (SciFan)?

“Science fantasy is a mixed genre within the umbrella of speculative fiction which simultaneously draws upon and/or combines tropes and elements from both science fiction and fantasy. It also sometimes incorporates elements of horror fiction.”

Science Fantasy (SciFan) is a genre that is often ignored. Not too many people are familiar with the genre, but it was originally coined in the late 1930’s by John W. Campbell, Jr. in his magazine that was (ironically) entitled Unknown.

The Science Fiction genre is often defined as the improbable made possible, whereas the Fantasy genre is commonly defined as the impossible made probable. So then, what is Science Fantasy (SciFan)? Fellow author Ricardo Victoria defines it best as: “A genre that blends fantastic and scientific elements into a coherent worldbuild to tell a story in a more interesting and flexible way.”

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