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    • CommentAuthorDon Kelly
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
    That patch may be my next tattoo.

    Thanks, buddy.
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
    I like Scientific Romance. It is chock full of nift.

    Then you'll like this:

    You know, more and more I'm starting to see "paranormal romance" and "futuristic romance." So, it's shouldn't be too long before we start getting "scentific romance..."
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
    I like "scientific romance" - taking the romance in the sense of the word not defined by the "romance" section in your average bookstore. However, there is going to be that confusion, where the unwashed masses will assume that the story is centered on "wuv, twoo wuv". Still, if it were up to me, that would be my choice. "Speculative fiction" is a reasonable second choice. It covers a lot of ground. The "SF" label can apply to either "speculative fiction" or "science fiction". Or even "scientificition", come to think of it. I'm okay with "science fiction". I don't find it stirring, but I don't find it offensive, either. I use "scifi" like a Frenchman uses English, reluctantly and with much grumbling.

    I think my main problem with "scientifiction" is where to put the stress. It feels awkward to me, though part of that may be from lack of use.

    A label of "scientific romance" will definitely catch my attention, in a positive way. If I saw a book with that on the cover, I'd at least pick the thing up and look it over before deciding to buy. I don't pick up everything labeled "science fiction".
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    Speccy fiction.

    For all the obvious reason, especially the hairy palms.
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2008
    Scientificition - sounds like the term someone might use to patronise a science fiction (in the broadest sense) fan. And despite all these labels no one ever agrees with the definitions. I guess they are just invented to create debate; in this case in a forum.
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2008
    FANTASTIKA! is the best term for sure, but only with the exclamation mark typed like you really mean it!
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    Fantastika, fantastika, FANTASTIKA! in whatever manifestation, wins. And no, I don't like Stalinist Russia.

    It's going to take a while to spread this meme, and will clearly meet with resistance, but I find it a worthy cause. And if Warren's really getting behind it, then it has a hope of success.