Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski

Genre Descriptors

After yesterday's discussion, I've settled on a few phrases and a few primitive definitions.

Fantatic Non-Fiction (fiction) - A genre of fiction that, if true, would be placed in the non-fiction section. Examples include The Atlas of Middle Earth, cut-away views of equipment from Star Wars, and the blueprints to the USS Enterprise.

Technical Fiction - A genre of Fantastic Non-Fiction that focuses on technology and invention. Examples include technical plans of blaster pistol, development history of starships, and surveys of vehicles that could have been invented with lesser technology but never were.

Thanks to jl_williams for picking Technical Fiction. He win the Booby Prize!!! Thanks also to everyone who contributed to yesterday's discussion.
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