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Emreecheek
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Wow. That's good for a study.

I located my start in the genre right around Ender's Game, and strongly identify with the Hard and Space Opera/New Space Opera strains right down the middle of the diagram. Obviously I don't think it's a very complete list, for as much writing as is on there. I think Alastair Reynolds should definitely be on the New Space Opera part, for one. Good new is, there are some books I haven't read that I'll have to check out.

I didn't get what happened to the Sword and Sorcery (Fantasy) tendril. Does that hole mean it became its own genre?

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It's a Great Old One!
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afr, yeah, if you notice, Horror, Westerns and Crime/Mystery also each go off into their own genre (on this account).
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What is Ursula LeGuin's "Tehanu" doing in the "Hard" science fiction area? [Confused]
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I was similarly confused by Tenahu's presence.

I also didn't know why Handmaid's tale was edging towards cyber-punk (though, given, I'm only peripherally familiar with the book, and haven't read it)

Still... I found the whole thing impressive, if only because it seemed so ambitious.

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They spelled Elric worng.

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Handmaid's Tale is most certainly NOT cyber-punk.
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Mystery solved! They were trying to keep them in line with the time-line on top, perhaps? And it became difficult to distinguish between chronology and genre?
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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
Handmaid's Tale is most certainly NOT cyber-punk.

yeah, it's more swords-and-sorcery
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