To see how sophisticated today’s browsers in the fiction sections of bookshops and on the internet have become, it is necessary only to look at the astonishingly fine discriminations that are made by commentators on and consumers of one single sub-genre: science fiction. Science fiction is already a specialized generic niche within the broader category of fiction, and it is often further distinguished into the broad subcategories of science fiction and science fantasy. Then the fun really starts.
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