Fantasy or Sci-fi?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Radagast, Aug 22, 2003.

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Your preference?

  1. Science Fiction

    11 vote(s)
    17.5%
  2. Fantasy

    52 vote(s)
    82.5%
  1. Dystopia Eternal

    Dystopia Eternal The Windbringer

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    Yeah, I think fantasy is better, although i do enjoy sci-fi.
     
  2. Legend

    Legend Made in NZ

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    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.
     
  3. Selphie

    Selphie New Member

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    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!
     
  4. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Fantasy forever....much more inticing......and easier to indulge in. although sci-fi is appealing aswell, Fantasy takes the top.
     
  5. Fincayra

    Fincayra New Member

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    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! :)
     
  6. Radagast

    Radagast Art House Member

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    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.
     
  7. pinkflyingwalruses

    pinkflyingwalruses Beatnik

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    I like a little bit of both worlds
     
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  8. mormegil

    mormegil Art House Member

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    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.
     
  9. Loki the Demon

    Loki the Demon "Belgium, Man!"

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    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.
     
  10. evenstar

    evenstar Lady of the Night

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    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.
     
  11. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    welcome to sci-fiforum.com???? Fantasy rules!
     
  12. kartaron

    kartaron Hunter / Gatherer

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    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.
     
  13. Lady Cyllíeth

    Lady Cyllíeth WillExplodeUnderPressure

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    I cannot decide between Fantasy and Sci-Fi but I voted Fantasy.
     
  14. Firiath

    Firiath Halfling barbarian

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    I chose Fantasy, but I also love Sci-Fi.
     
  15. OrcShaman

    OrcShaman Star Trek addict

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    SF first (DUNE rules!!!!!!), fantasy second
     
  16. Liadan

    Liadan Insert Title Here

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    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.
     
  17. Adina

    Adina <img src=http://www.thefantasyforum.com/images/nub

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    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
     
  18. OrcShaman

    OrcShaman Star Trek addict

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    Thank you. Finally, someone that knows about Dune.
    YA HYA CHOUHADA!
     
  19. DeadBoromir

    DeadBoromir REAL AMERICAN PIZZA!

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    I said Sci-Fi, but I also like Fantasy, of course!
     
  20. OrcShaman

    OrcShaman Star Trek addict

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    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?