Interesting Talk on Science Fiction and Fantasy

November 4th, 2011  |  Published in commentary

I just watched a talk that China Mieville gave at the University of Kansas in 2009 regarding the distinction between Science Fiction and Fantasy. His main point centers around the use of Cognitive Effect to distinguish the two, or how much the text attempts to create and justify its own internal logic. He does a good job showing how arbitrary the boundaries between the two genres can be.  Well worth the time for anyone interested in the theoretical underpinnings of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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