I write across a couple of genres, but my passion has always been for science fiction – a much maligned corner of the fiction world and lacking the commercial appeal of its speculative siblings; fantasy and horror.
After some WorldCon debates around sci-fi, and reading some other comments online, I found myself wearied by the way people – including fellow enthusiasts – define and judge it.
So, the next few posts will be all about my genre and will take a look at what sci-fi is, examples of the different worlds that fit under the sci-fi banner, and my take on a few of the standard arguments that go on.
I hope for the non-sci-fi people it might be interesting or enlightening, and I hope for the fans it might be refreshing, or just remind them what it is they love about it all!
As always, comments welcome…