CROSSROADS: SF/F Techniques in Literary Fiction
Last Thursday, I looked at how science fiction and fantasy employ a variety of techniques typically found in mainstream literary fiction. Of course, the door swings both ways and literary fiction is increasingly adopting the devices, tropes, and techniques of SF/F. Which brings us to this week’s Crossroads essay over on Amazing Stories, where I look at some of the typical science fictional techniques applied in mainstream literary fiction.
This piece wraps up my month long series on the intersection of speculative fiction and mainstream literary fiction, and if you’ve missed any of this months’ Crossroads essays, here are the links:
- Crossroads: “Speculative” Literary Fiction and SF/F Techniques
- Crossroads: “Literary” Speculative Fiction and Literary Sensibilities
- Crossroads: The Cores of Literary Fiction and Speculative Fiction
- Crossroads: Negotiating the Unreal in Magical Realism and Fantasy
- Crossroads: Tensions between SF/F and Mainstream Literary Fiction
I hope you stop by and join the conversation!
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