In Part 2 of this blog’s exploration of science fantasy, I’ve decided to send readers on an 8-stop expedition. You’ll probably find, as I did, that discussions about science fantasy are, for lack of a better phrase, muddy water. I encourage you to comment on the blogs you visit and become involved in the discussion. Please do bring your impressions and opinions back here to discuss them, too.
Stop #1 on the expedition: a codified definition of science fantasy
- The online Encyclopedia of Science Fiction offers a definition of science fantasy that includes a list of famous authors in this sub-genre.
Stops #2-8 on the expedition: Blogs
Below are links to blogs that discuss science fantasy and science fantasy books (in posted date order)
- “Science Fiction and Science Fantasy, The Difference” (Dec. 2, 2010) from The Odd Blog: Geeks – Games – Greatness by Ian Campbell
- “An Ode to Science Fantasy” (March 30, 2011) a guest post by Heather Massey from Tia Nevitt: anywhere but here, anywhen but now blog by Tia Nevitt
- “Fantasy versus Science Fiction” (May 22, 2011) from Dave Leigh’s blog, Ruminations: opinions, thoughts, and recommendations
- “Artemis Fowl: Science Fantasy” (Oct. 4, 2011) from Sarita’s Book Blog by Sarita Rucker
- “Books: Exploring Science Fantasy” (May 21, 2012) from Siri Paulson’s Blog: everyday enchantments by Siri Paulson
- “Good Example of Science Fantasy” (June 30, 2012) from Linda Frankel’s The Unmasked Personna’s Reviews
- “The Sci-Fa genre, Star Wars, and The Silver Sphere” (Dec. 5, 2012) from Michael Dadich’s Blog at Goodreads