This is a continuation of the Speculative Fiction Genre Glossary Project posts. For the complete genre index click here.
What is Science Fantasy?
- Science fiction with supernatural or fantasy elements.
- Science fiction that is far enough removed from our current understanding of plausible reality, it reads like fantasy.
Neither definition provides an absolute classification. What qualifies as science fantasy is sometimes debatable. Some science fiction includes supernatural elements such as telepathy, and the latter definition depends on how science fiction and fantasy are defined.