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In Which Your Obedient Serpent Has His Suspicions Confirmed

Charles Stross reinforces my gut feeling that my Unpublished Magnum Opus is really Science Fiction, despite having all the surface trappings of Swords & Sorcery:

Loosely speaking, if Science Fiction is often a literature of disruption (in which change is, if not good, at least embraced), Fantasy is frequently a literature of consolation: a warm feather-bed of social conservativism disguised as nostalgic escapism, a longing for feudal certainties.

There's a recurrent strain of Noble Savagery in there that I may have to stamp out, though.

Tags: fantasy, magnum opus, sci fi, science fiction, sword & sorcery

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