The Genre that Dare Not Speak Its Name

What do novels about a journey across post-apocalyptic America, a clone waitress rebelling against a future society, a world-girdling pipe of special gas keeping mutant creatures at bay, a plan to rid a colonisable new world of dinosaurs, and genetic engineering in a collapsed civilisation have in common?

They are all most definitely not science fiction.

My favourite bit about this post? The graphic at the top shows a flying saucer in Earth orbit; the caption makes it clear that the spaceship is CGI.

Thanks for that.

David Barnett: Science fiction is the genre that dare not speak its name | Books | guardian.co.uk

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Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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