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Subject:  Re: Looking for links Date:  8/25/2003  4:00 PM
Author:  LongHook Number:  2317 of 4871

Also, hard core science fiction fans distinguish between ersatz "sci-fi" (of the Star Trek, Star Wars variety) and "real" SF. The term "sci-fi" is considered a pejorative.

There was a discussion of this on another board (All Things Sci-fi?), where I just classify between hard sci-fi and space opera. There was a pretty lengthy thread on this.

Star Trek, Star Wars, et. al. are strongly in the space opera camp. Bear, Aldiss, etc. are in the hard sci-fi camp.

-Hook

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