Re: [Fantasy_Books] New author
> Sometimes I wonder how a publisher decideds a novel is fantasy or paranormal?Paranormal IS fantasy, isn't it, Myra? I always just assumed that
paranormal was a sub-genre of fantasy. I don't know what else it could
be. Of course, I consider horror to be a sub-genre of fantasy, too, and
I know that's sometimes separated out in bookstores.
It's just a label, so I don't care much. I mostly read science fiction,
but I don't even worry about separating science fiction and fantasy.
Some books are easy to pigeonhole as one or the other, but you can't
draw a clear line separating science fiction and fantasy when it comes
to everything. So I don't worry about it much.
PS. Welcome to the group.
It really comes down to parsimony, economy of explanation. It is
possible that your car engine is driven by psychokinetic energy, but if
it looks like a petrol engine, smells like a petrol engine and performs
exactly as well as a petrol engine, the sensible working hypothesis is
that it is a petrol engine. - Richard Dawkins
- Or it could be both. Slipstream. Scifi and fantasy are nice categories to throw things under, but a lot of stuff just isn't a comfortable fit.
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On Feb 6, 2012, at 2:37 PM, "P.I. Barrington" <pibarrington@...> wrote:
> If no one has mentioned it yet, I think what it would be considered is "alternate Earth" which could probably be considered as either fantasy or sci-fi, depending on what genre you choose to write it.
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