Sci Fi Wire doesn't know the difference between Science Fiction and Fantasy
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I was initially intrigued when I saw a post on Sci Fi Wire by Wil McCarthy called: Is Mysticism overtaking science in sci-fi?
It sounded interesting, and I really wanted to discuss the question until I saw the Movies they decided to pick on:
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
Wait, wait, what? They picked a:
Disaster/Supernatural Horror Movie
They didn't list a single science fiction or sci-fi movie!!
The closest they came is maybe Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, but that is like comparing Spy Kids to a James Bond movie.
Fantasy and Horror are genres that change something about the nature of the world to affect their Fantasy or Horror. That is the nature of these genres. Asking them to be scientifically accurate is to ask them to stop existing.
(sigh) I hope Sci Fi Wire would at the very least go to Wikipedia, and learn a little something about genre before they lose all their credibility on the issue...
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