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

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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