« Last post by Sheri D. on Yesterday at 08:42 PM »
Mooooooooooo to you and Prudence, too!
Traditionally, fantasy genre has magic or supernatural elements. A different political or theological construct would not be considered fantasy--unless supernatural events occured. Science fiction often deals with cultures/religions that have never existed, but it is not fantasy.Pullman's His Dark Materials might be considered a fantasy/alt-universe crossover with "soft" SF elements. The interconnected universes depicted therein present a smorgasbord of juicy "what ifs": what if there were an Earth where people's souls manifested externally as talking animals? What if God were a feckless, nearly-dead relic carried around in an imperishable crystal coffin? What if everybody ended up in Hell? What if there really were flying witches, and talking polar bears, and clouds of intelligent subatomic particles permeating everything like The Force?