Is "sci fi" a poisonous label?

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Re: Is "sci fi" a poisonous label?

Post by Cookie » April 14th, 2011, 10:14 pm

J.T., your book sounds fascinating. Giant sinking ocean liners, aliens, spaceships, dieselpunk...my head is going to explode.

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Re: Is "sci fi" a poisonous label?

Post by wordranger » April 14th, 2011, 10:17 pm

J. T. SHEA wrote:A giant ocean liner hits an iceberg in my trilogy too, after it's attacked by aliens. Little green aliens, not big blue ones. Which must sound very strange to anyone who hasn't read it, which is nearly everyone except me at the moment...
I just wanted to let you know, that this sounds like it totally rocks! This is my kind of story. It's rather get a root canal before I sit down and read something about a couple getting a divorce, or a kid that gets beat up everyday... well, okay, there is a kid in my novel that gets beat up everyday, but he's at least he's on another planet, and gets to ride space ships.

What fun is reading something if you can't go somewhere else? I have enough real life. I live it every day. I read to escape and have fun. Science Fiction and Fantasy is fun for me.
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Re: Is "sci fi" a poisonous label?

Post by J. T. SHEA » April 14th, 2011, 11:51 pm

Science Fiction Dieselpunk indeed, Mike R. But Steampunk is a more generally recognized umbrella descriptor.

Thanks, Cookie. If I don't finish book three soon MY head will explode!

Amen, Wordranger! You know what they say, reality is just a crutch for those who can't handle SF and Fantasy!

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Re: Is "sci fi" a poisonous label?

Post by dios4vida » April 15th, 2011, 12:59 pm

I completely and totally concur with this:
wordranger wrote:It's rather get a root canal before I sit down and read something about a couple getting a divorce, or a kid that gets beat up everyday...

What fun is reading something if you can't go somewhere else? I have enough real life. I live it every day. I read to escape and have fun. Science Fiction and Fantasy is fun for me.
And this:
J. T. SHEA wrote:You know what they say, reality is just a crutch for those who can't handle SF and Fantasy!
Brenda :)

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Re: Is "sci fi" a poisonous label?

Post by Mira » April 16th, 2011, 1:24 am

J.T. - Lol.

We need more good sci fi writers! I say wear your badge proudly. :)

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