New #SciFan Society Logo

scifansocietylogoA very big thanks goes to the time and dedication that RyuNeko-Artz.com demonstrated in order to create the perfect Creative Commons logo for the Science Fantasy Society. Anywhere you see this logo, you will know that this author is a proud member of the Science Fantasy Society – a cooperative group of Authors who are collaborating together to bring about a movement to revolutionize the publishing industry and clamor for the debut of the Science Fantasy genre taking the stage. Please help us reach 5,000 signatures to present to Amazon.com for consideration!

What is Science Fantasy (SciFan)?

“Science fantasy is a mixed genre within the umbrella of speculative fiction which simultaneously draws upon and/or combines tropes and elements from both science fiction and fantasy. It also sometimes incorporates elements of horror fiction.” [1]

Science Fantasy (SciFan) is a genre that is often ignored. Not too many people are familiar with the genre, but it was originally coined in the late 1930’s by John W. Campbell, Jr. in his magazine that was (ironically) entitled Unknown.

The Science Fiction genre is often defined as the improbable made possible, whereas the Fantasy genre is commonly defined as the impossible made probable. So then, what is Science Fantasy (SciFan)? Fellow author Ricardo Victoria defines it best as: “A genre that blends fantastic and scientific elements into a coherent worldbuild to tell a story in a more interesting and flexible way.”

“As a combination of the two, science fantasy gives a scientific veneer of realism to things that simply could not happen in the real world under any circumstances. Where science fiction does not permit the existence of fantasy or supernatural elements, science fantasy explicitly relies upon them.” [2]

There are many new stories that classify as SciFan, but the genre has been suppressed from the standard norm. The public has become so unfamiliar with the term, that even Amazon.com doesn’t recognize it in their Kindle Store categories.

The SciFan Society is a handful of Authors, Publishers, and Artists who have decided to stand up and make a change by clamoring for the debut of the Science Fantasy (SciFan) genre. As a group we collaborate together make our voices be heard.

scifan6Are you an Author? Do you have a SciFan story to share with the world? Can you think of existing stories that should be properly classified as SciFan? Come join our SciFan Society on Facebook to learn how you can participate in this growing movement!

 

Science Fantasy Society Logo by: RyuNeko-Artz.com

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