Fantasy (n)

: something that is produced by the imagination : an idea about doing something that is far removed from normal reality

: the act of imagining something

: a book, movie, etc., that tells a story about things that happen in an imaginary world

After posting Saturday, I realized I have not mentioned the source for my definitions. I use for the definition and like the site because they present the very basic definitions of a word upon which to build.

The definition of the word Fantasy invokes the ideals that a science fiction writer strives for in their craft. It is a good explanation for people cramming science fiction and fantasy together into one genre. On the surface it seems a good fit. However, if we dig down just one layer we begin to see the subtle differences as well.

Fantasy is all about creating a world, the scenes and backgrounds, using only the imagination of the writer. Following our theme of turning science into science fiction, we take the basic principles of a known scientific fact, run them through the lens of the science fiction novelist, and create a hint of legitimacy to the science fiction story being told.

When the Segway was announced, who didn’t imagine the hover board from Back to the Future?  A great example of the excitement that science fiction writers are tasked with creating. And with so many different styles at work, the possibility for reaching new imaginary worlds, is limited only by the imagination of the science fiction novelist.

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4 Responses to Fantasy

  1. Sonia Lal says:

    I love fantasy! My favorite genre!

  2. I.L. Wolf says:

    I did fantasy for F today, too. It seemed like the most obvious letter, but yours is the only other blog I’ve seen so far to choose it. Great minds, I suppose?

    • kondorkyinia says:

      It does seem strange that there are so many other F-words out there. I always seem to gravitate towards fantasy and glad to see we shared the same word! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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