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  • Kat Hooper
    I agree – Vance is the very best! Kat www.fantasyliterature.com From: Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of craig
    Message 1 of 38 , Nov 28, 2011
      I agree – Vance is the very best!



      Kat

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      From: Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of craig herbertson
      Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 4:40 AM
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      Subject: Re: [Fantasy_Books] Re: Fantasy





      Vance is technically Sf with a few exceptions but his work always strikes me as the best of fantasy

      --- On Sat, 26/11/11, Bill Garthright <billg@... <mailto:billg%40inebraska.com> > wrote:

      From: Bill Garthright <billg@... <mailto:billg%40inebraska.com> >
      Subject: Re: [Fantasy_Books] Re: Fantasy
      To: Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Fantasy_Books%40yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Saturday, 26 November, 2011, 17:02



      > Here's a question, is Pern Fantasy?

      Rick, I'd say that's a good example of why science fiction and fantasy

      can be so difficult - even impossible - to separate. McCaffrey's stories

      about Pern started out as fantasy, I think, but she started introducing

      more SF elements as she continued.

      And then, science fiction doesn't have to be plausible, or even

      possible, so can you really say that flying, telepathic dragons aren't

      science fiction? It's all speculative fiction. SF just tends to have an

      explanation, even if it's just implied, that's not magical.

      On Pern, they didn't cast a spell or pray to a god for those dragons,

      they bred them from smaller creatures that were native to the planet.

      Realistic? No, of course not. But that's still science fiction, I'd say

      (if I actually had to pick one or the other).

      Still, I suspect that "Dragonflight" is very popular with fantasy fans -

      maybe even more popular than with SF fans.

      Bill

      http://garthright.blogspot.com/

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    • Mark
      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. Sent from my
      Message 38 of 38 , Feb 8, 2012
        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.

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Feb 6, 2012, at 2:37 PM, "P.I. Barrington" <pibarrington@...> wrote:

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