Author Topic: Clear-cut Categories, or Stop Blurring the Lines!  (Read 773 times)

CFink

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Clear-cut Categories, or Stop Blurring the Lines!
« on: April 24, 2014, 10:32:02 PM »
Enough with "Urban Fantasy" or "SF Mysteries" or "Erotic Horror". What's wrong with fantasy, SF, mystery, and horror (or for that matter erotica) without mixing them up? What are some great recent stories that sit comfortably in one genre?

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Re: Clear-cut Categories, or Stop Blurring the Lines!
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 06:57:15 PM »
I've been bemoaning the overspecialization of genre a lot the last few years.  I mean, there's nothing wrong with a dystopian steampunk paranormal romance with zombies...  but are all these labels actually NECESSARY?

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Re: Clear-cut Categories, or Stop Blurring the Lines!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 10:04:11 PM »
One reason I've come to like Brandon Sanderson. His fantasy stories are fantasy stories. They may have elements of romance or steampunk, but they're fantasy stories.