Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Brief Essays on Genre, Part 11: On Defining Genre


 On Defining Genre

The problem with defining a genre—science fiction, for example, or fantasy—is that once you’ve declared what it is, you’ve also declared what it can’t be. And if it can’t be anything but what it has already been, it’s of no interest to any serious artist.


--Michael Swanwick

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