Discussion in 'Polls' started by Radagast, Aug 22, 2003.
Yeah, I think fantasy is better, although i do enjoy sci-fi.
Its got to be fantasy all the way for me. Ever since I read Magician by Feist I was hooked. Im a fantasy freak, I have around 200 fantasy books. Once I start a book I become absorbed into it. I prefer the reality of fantasy.
Fantasy all the way! I read more fantasy books than sci-fi, though I do read some of those too. I like it when they're mixed together too. That's why I love soooo much FFs!
Fantasy forever....much more inticing......and easier to indulge in. although sci-fi is appealing aswell, Fantasy takes the top.
oh, my gosh, fantasy rocks serious business. i dont like sci-fi that much, at all, although i do claim to like the old Star Wars. so sue me
the idea of magic, and a whole different world with different characters and much less modernization appeals to me. i guess you can say i like to live in the past!
Yeah. The only Scifi book I have read that even has a chance of blowing every fantasy book (including LOTR) is Dune. Other than that, the others I have read are really nothing compared to what the fantasy genre produces.
I like a little bit of both worlds
i love them both but thanks to Lord of the Rings i would have to go with Fantasy on this one. if you would have asked me when i was younger it would definetly have been sci-fi with star trek, aliens, predator (still great shows) but once i was old enough to read LOTR it was over, lol.
Definately Fantasy. I my have mentioned this somewhere before, but as David Eddings says (parasphrasing) "we write better stories, a Science fiction writer has to explain how the watch works, a fantasy writer just tells you what time it is and gets on with the story"
sometimes a great level of detail can be both interesting and irritating. I think Science fiction writers sometimes try and convince the reader that their technology is entirely possible and come up with convincing explainations etc of how it works. I just prefer to believe in the totaly impossible.
I definitely like fantasy better. Most all the books I own or read are fantasy, sci-fi usually tends to be too modern or futuristic for my taste (although some can be ok). I guess fantasy just appeals to me more.
welcome to sci-fiforum.com???? Fantasy rules!
Although I have probably read more fantasy (by a small margin) I prefer Sci Fi. I tend to relate to the characters more and I love the technical mumbo jumbo.
I cannot decide between Fantasy and Sci-Fi but I voted Fantasy.
I chose Fantasy, but I also love Sci-Fi.
SF first (DUNE rules!!!!!!), fantasy second
I'm a fantasy-only type of person, although I have tried sci-fi. The problem with me is that sci-fi is always duller, both characterwise and setting-wise. In fantasy, they seem more like real people in that the characters often are fully-developed with their own quirks and idiosyncracies. I don't like science very much either, which probably has something to do with it.
I have to agree with LadyDragonHeart.
Fanstasy is a world of beauty and awe whereas sci-fi tends to be somewhat melancholy in a lot of cases.
However, I must admit that OrcShaman has good taste. Dune is an exceptional read. Though a lot is lost in the movies, they're not bad either
In simple, fantasy get my vote hands down
Thank you. Finally, someone that knows about Dune.
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I said Sci-Fi, but I also like Fantasy, of course!
In the end, they're not so diferent. Take StarWars for example: you've got knigths, swords, allmost magic powers, even dragons (kraith)
I think is not that important the fact that a character weilds Anduril, a klingon Bath'let or a fremen crysknife, right?
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