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 Post subject: Sci-Fi or SF?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:17 am 
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The Guardian has an interesting piece here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/oct/13/sci-fi-future?commentpage=1&commentposted=1

and as usual I've had to put my two-pence-worth in... :roll:

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It's about time more people started using the term 'sly-fi'. This refers to novels by people like Atwood, Winterston, James et al that are clearly science fiction but which the authors are determined to promote as literary/mainstream fiction (for what are, no doubt, perfectly sound commercial reasons, given their fan bases and markets).

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I heartily agree, Jim

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Just stumbled across this interview with Indian writer Ashok Banker, who had a couple of stories in IZ back in 2001:-

http://worldsf.wordpress.com/2009/10/19 ... ok-banker/

Scroll down about 60% of the way for a completely different take on SF vs mainstream. In fact, read the whole thing as there is some fascinating and revealing stuff there.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:49 pm 
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He's not wrong.

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