Nov 9, 2021

Aesthetic differences between the two are ideological

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All science fiction has a common presumption: as humans shape technology, it returns the favor. That is the basis for science fiction’s exploration of how technology transforms society.

By contrast, fantasy depicts static societies wielding power through timeless forces (e.g., magic artifacts or spells), which is why fantasy stories often…

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