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View Poll Results: Which genres do you enjoy reading? You can choose more than one.
Autobiography/Biography 7 10.94%
History 13 20.31%
Other Nonfiction 4 6.25%
Children's Literature 11 17.19%
Crime 14 21.88%
Historical Fiction 18 28.13%
Fantasy 48 75.00%
Gothic/Horror 18 28.13%
Mystery 24 37.50%
Thriller 17 26.56%
Realistic Fiction (story could take place in real life) 30 46.88%
Science Fiction 32 50.00%
Romance 19 29.69%
Western 3 4.69%
Other 14 21.88%
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:21 PM View Post #21 (Link)
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Medieval pirates!
Yeah! With bows and arrows instead of guns!
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:26 PM View Post #22 (Link)
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Magic pirates? My God, what has the world come to...?
 
Old 12-28-2007, 11:30 PM View Post #23 (Link)
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Fantasy vs. Sci-fi will actually be a future Round in my VERSUS thread. Magic versus Technology. It's going to be epic!
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:36 AM View Post #24 (Link)
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Hm...Fantasy vs. Sci-Fi...I think it'd be impossible to have a winner for that

I tried writing really happy fantasy-ish stuff with fairies once...it didn't turn out so great
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:49 AM View Post #25 (Link)
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I know...but the fight in itself would be sweet!

I think Sci-fi has an edge, though. Voldemort vs. Death Star...no contest.. Planet-destroying Space Station wins the round by blowing up Earth with Voldemort and all his Horcuxes in one shot...
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I see what you mean, but if there's a character it wouldn't want to blow itself up
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:09 PM View Post #27 (Link)
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I think it's unfair to judge science fiction on a site like YWO. Considering the average age of people here there isn't much of a chance that anyone has been significantly introduced to science fiction yet.
There really aren't any science fiction novels for young adults, and those that are science fiction are termed more as urban fantasy. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld is actually a science fiction novel, but we call it urban fantasy. The Uglies series is the same, even though it's technically an SF tale.
But how many of you who are under the age of 18 have read Asimov, Bradbury, Heinlein, Anderson, Vonnegut, Dick, etc.? My guess is very few of you have read any significant chunk of those works. But I'm sure a lot of you have read Rowling, Tolkien, Lewis, and any number of other favorite fantasy authors.
Now, if we were to come back to this when all of us are in our 20s or older, it might be fair to pass judgment. But right now, you guys probably are not exposed to science fiction much. 1984 and Brave New World might be all you've read...
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Ha! Try blowing up my immortal angels with your Death Star. Not gonna happen.

I don't actually write about immortal angels.

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I do have immortal characters, though. Can't blow those up.

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I think I'll address Shaun's post instead. Although I can't really do anything but agree. Sure, I've read Asimov and Bradbury and Vonnegut, but I haven't read the others. Mostly because I keep forgetting. And I think I've never even heard of etc., but I've probably read a few of his works as well.

Maybe I've been exposed to science fiction, but I haven't been exposed enough to tell you with iron certainty that I've been exposed.

I've definitely been exposed to fantasy, though. xP Yes. Come back to me in six years. If I haven't read Heinlein by then, that probably means I've died in a car crash.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:16 AM View Post #29 (Link)
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I do have immortal characters, though. Can't blow those up.
Ever read Marvel Comics? They have cosmic entities that sneer at immortality, and they're from a sci-fi genre....

Besdies..."For every action there is and opposite and equal reaction. For every defense, there is an attack. For every immortal, there is a killing blow...it's just a matter of finding out what." (That came from one of my novels that also involves Higher Beings...)
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Well, he can't die, and he can't kill. There is your reaction. Or balance. Or whatever.

And leave him alone. I can't actually defend him, of course, because um, he's not very nice. Yeah, I'm the author and all, but it's kind of confusing to me. Anyway, let's just say that we can argue with each other, but neither of us can argue with him, so it's kind of pointless.
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