LNH: Legion of Net.Heroes Vol.2 #23

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 11 20:46:57 PST 2007

On 11 11 ,   12 16 , Tom Russell <milos_par... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Nov 10, 1:02 am, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > There are two popular sci-fi settings: the future and space.  Jason X
> > _looks_ like a sci-fi movie but it's really about teenagers screaming
> > because Jason is coming to kill them.
> And the presence of androids, nanites, and the rebuilding of Jason as
> a cyborg are _not_ science-fiction? ;-)

It's an old debate.  Whereas most people would classify Star Wars as
science fiction because it has space ships and ray guns a lot of
people would argue that it is essentially a fairy tale in a science
fiction setting.  Some people would even go so far as to say that Star
Trek with it's humanoid aliens who speak English is more allegorical
fantasy than realistic science fiction.  Then there are the real life
forensic experts who will watch CSI, see them solve crimes in an hour,
laugh and say "Now THAT is science fiction!" :)


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