Science Fiction or Fantasy?

I have never been a reader of science fiction. It just never caught my attention even though my father was a comic book artist that drew LOTS of science fiction. I don’t know why I never tried it, I just didn’t.

As far as fantasy goes, I would have to say the closest I ever came was “The Wizard of Oz”, “Alice In Wonderland” and “Stargirl”. Do those even count? I did love those books but that is about the extent of my fantasy reading.However, I do believe that “The Shroud of the Thwacker” would fall into this catagory.

I guess I am just more of a dramatic or historical fiction reader. Even as a child I would seek out things like the “Little House” books and the Kate Seredy books. Now, I still read those sorts of books — I have never read a chicklit book.

I am wondering if I should expand my horizons?

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4 responses to “

  1. I would say the Wizard of Oz and Alice books definitely qualify as fantasy. Stargirl, too. In fact, it might even be called sci-fi to some extent. I think the fact that you never got heavily into fantasy probably means you were just a well-adjusted kid. Not a flaky dreamer like your cousin. (And which cousin would that be, I wonder?)

  2. I would say the Wizard of Oz and Alice books definitely qualify as fantasy. Stargirl, too. In fact, it might even be called sci-fi to some extent. I think the fact that you never got heavily into fantasy probably means you were just a well-adjusted kid. Not a flaky dreamer like your cousin. (And which cousin would that be, I wonder?)

  3. You are not flaky. And I don't think for one minute that I was well adjusted. I think that you just never shared your love of sci-fi with me, except for Stargirl, so I didn't follow suit. I mean, I was your shadow and did you did (still do for the most part) and I never knew you were so into the fantasy world.I think "Stargirl" would probably qualify for both genres. And I still like it. I even bought a sort of beat up, musty copy off ebay a while back. Loved that book.

  4. You are not flaky. And I don't think for one minute that I was well adjusted. I think that you just never shared your love of sci-fi with me, except for Stargirl, so I didn't follow suit. I mean, I was your shadow and did you did (still do for the most part) and I never knew you were so into the fantasy world.I think "Stargirl" would probably qualify for both genres. And I still like it. I even bought a sort of beat up, musty copy off ebay a while back. Loved that book.

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