Tweet of the Day: Why Science Fiction May Not Be A Genre
I found the post linked to above as a well executed and fascinating read on science fiction in general.
The thrust of the post revolved around science fiction as a genre. It incorporates over one-hundred and fifty years of works, in book, film, radio and games. I do share the concerns of the author quoted in the piece about the excessive fragmentation of sci-fi into sub-genres. It is one of the reasons why I like to use speculative fiction as an umbrella term for not only sci-fi but also fantasy.
But the author is right about one thing, science fiction is flexible enough to adapt to any changes and cover a myriad of works that no other genre can do today.