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Guest Post: Dan Koboldt on Magic Versus Technology in SF/F

It’s always bothered me that fantasy and science fiction get lumped together into a single category. The two genres seem very different, at least on the surface. Fantasy usually features some kind of magic as a core speculative element. It often takes place in a secondary world at a pre-industrial state of technology. Science fiction, in contrast, usually takes us to the future in which some as-yet-nonexistent technology underlies the plot. Granted, there’s a huge overlap between fantasy and science fiction fandoms. Maybe that means we live for escapism, whether to a fantasy world or outer space.
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Documents of Tabat: A Brief Treatise on Magical Energy and The Practice of Eating Beasts

A Brief Treatise on Magical Energy and The Practice of Eating Beasts, Being A Primer for Elementary Students of the College of Mages by Sebastiano Silvercloth (private publication of the College of Mages) To understand the basic principle behind this … Continue reading

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