Once upon a time, there was science fiction. But as the genre matured, the term was more tightly defined, leaving out many stories that no longer fit the bill. Thus the term science fantasy was born.
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Back in 1941, Robert A. Heinlein proposed the initials “SF,” which at the time was a common abbreviation for “science fiction.” But he had another idea. He felt it should stand for the broader term “speculative fiction.” To this day, there are passionate debates about which term to use. Is it all semantics? Here’s what […]