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**The Seer**
John Black is not your average teenager. Having just experienced his 16th birthday, his world is turned upside down when he realizes that our universe is actually made up of two independent realities and that he is the prophesied savior of both of them. As the new leader in the battle of good and evil, he must discover in himself the strength and friendships required to ensure that the world as he knows it continues to exist.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Sci-fi Fact or or a Fantasy fiction?

I have been contemplating today the realms of sci-fi and fantasy and how this affects my plot.
Wikipedia says sci-fi is:

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible (or at least non-supernatural) content such as future settings, futuristic science and technologyspace travelparallel universesaliens, and paranormal abilities. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations is one purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas".[1]

 Now I would  deem Otherlands as being a parallel universe and I certainly write about both worlds as being set in this time period or potentially in the future.
But then fantasy is:

Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plottheme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genre of science fiction by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific themes, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two, both of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.

My Otherlands is a "magical" place. But the concepts are both "magical" and scientific depending which way you look at the coin. They are also theological if you want to look at that slant. But is it scientific enough to be Sci-fi??? Decisions. Decisions. 

Your thoughts on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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