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Poll: Do you prefer science fiction or fantasy? (107 votes)

Science fiction 43%
Fantasy 25%
Science fantasy 23%
8%

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#1 Posted by Racob7 (8524 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignore the fourth answer!

#2 Posted by warlock360 (28180 posts) - - Show Bio

Science fantasy

#3 Posted by Mucklefluga (2651 posts) - - Show Bio

Sci-fi

#4 Posted by wundagoreborn (397 posts) - - Show Bio

Trek and other sci fi -- an essential nutrient like calcium or oxygen. Does a body good.

Fantasy is tasty, but not necessary for survival.

#5 Edited by perfectform (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Both equally. Just get on different kicks at different times. Now it's sci-fi. Just re-read all the ultimate classics.

#6 Posted by RDClip (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends. I prefer Sci-Fi in film or TV while I prefer Fantasy in literature.

#7 Edited by JediXMan (33423 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm in the middle, I guess.

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#8 Posted by XImpossibruX (5541 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by TDK_1997 (16109 posts) - - Show Bio

Somewhere in the middle.

#10 Posted by IfDCRuledTheWorld (744 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantasy for me. Something about the world of elves, dwarves, and dragons have always appealed to me. Sci-Fi is nice but it has to be explained in some way for it to makes sense. Fantasy is just "is". No brain teaser to figure it out.

#11 Edited by Dayvid3 (915 posts) - - Show Bio

Sci-Fi, there's logic to it, rules. Magic can just make up any old random crap, hammer's you have to have a certain hairdo to lift, etc. Gag me out the door. That said some fantasy does play ball. The Highlander show had rules they followed. The movies were a horrible hodge-podge, but the show kept it together pretty well. So I'll branch out if the particular fantasy universe follows some kind of physics of it's own choosing.

#12 Posted by Ciriel (414 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on my mood. Both are probably my favorite genre

#13 Posted by ReVamp (23014 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantasy.

#14 Edited by JohnnyGat (1592 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantasy.

I prefer my fiction/fantasy to be among the impossible and seeing how other people create a different take on an established fiction, it gives me both that sense of new and at the same time maintains familiarity. Now science fantasy is fun and all but it's somewhat rare for the genre itself to used established fictions and just make there own, It's not a bad thing just that I prefer that familiarity. Science Fiction on the other hand normally tries to ground itself in an area of believable world building often times using something relevant to what issues we have now and the now doesn't interest me as much as the types of exaggerated fiction topics, I mean yeah deep down we could find similarities between stories on fantasy but the setting does enough to create that distance.

#15 Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie (10324 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer sciance fiction, but if the writing's good I'll read fantasy stuff.

#16 Posted by Chaos Prime (11585 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both.

#18 Edited by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

Urban fantasy.

#19 Posted by The_Tree (8605 posts) - - Show Bio

Sci-fi. I can't get into most fantasy.

#20 Posted by Veshark (9354 posts) - - Show Bio

SF hands down. I can't really get into fantasy....magic and knights aren't really my thing. I've never even seen LoTR or GoT, and I can't really get into books like Thor or WW.

#21 Posted by Farkam (5870 posts) - - Show Bio

Sci-fi. Fantasy gets dull real fast.

#22 Edited by dccomicsrule2011 (33815 posts) - - Show Bio

Science fiction,mainly because I'm a huge Star Wars fanboy.

#23 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (19666 posts) - - Show Bio

Sci-fi for me because of robots ,star wars,and star trek.

#24 Posted by Deranged Midget (18231 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:

I'm in the middle, I guess.

Essentially same for me. I love Star Wars, Mass Effect, etc but I also adore Lord of the Rings and similar things of the sort.

#25 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Edited by Lvenger (24319 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:

I'm in the middle, I guess.

Essentially same for me. I love Star Wars, Mass Effect, etc but I also adore Lord of the Rings and similar things of the sort.

Same for me as well. I do prefer Lord of the Rings over Star Wars but I have a lot of love for the sci fi genre too. Both in terms of films and books.

#27 Edited by RustyRoy (15012 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:

I'm in the middle, I guess.

Essentially same for me. I love Star Wars, Mass Effect, etc but I also adore Lord of the Rings and similar things of the sort.

This for me too.

#28 Edited by roboadmiral (568 posts) - - Show Bio

Science Fantasy. Spaceships and magic should not have to be mutually exclusive.

#29 Posted by JackKnight (2975 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both but I prefer Science fiction.

#30 Posted by Racob7 (8524 posts) - - Show Bio

Sci-fi for me because of robots ,star wars,and star trek.

I would consider SW and ST science fantasy due to the force and people like Q.

Also, robots are not just in science fiction.

#31 Edited by Outside_85 (12416 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantasy

#32 Edited by comicace3 (8859 posts) - - Show Bio

Sci fi... it helps me think of things that could be possible in the future and gives me ideas on how to make inventions....

#33 Posted by The Stegman (29975 posts) - - Show Bio

Both can be good if done right..and both can be boring if done right. I will come out and say I don't like Star Trek (the series) I found it boring, just a bunch of guys standing around philosophizing about the universe, give me some action! Give me a laser gun battle or something! Likewise, I found Lord of the Rings to be equally boring, walking, walking, ogre battle, walking, walking, another battle, walking, walking, drop ring in volcano...walk back.

However, both genres also have great instalements, I love Star Wars and Game of Thrones. But if I was forced to choose between the two, I'd pick Sci Fi, you have more options.

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#34 Edited by Crom-Cruach (8935 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantasy so much more. To me it just makes for better story when you can just tell science to suck it.

#35 Posted by RetconCrisis (4912 posts) - - Show Bio

Sci-Fi, because there is science and logic in it that gives you a "yeah, I might be able to believe that".

#36 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3837 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer good scifi, but I enjoy fantasy, as well.

#37 Posted by The Stegman (29975 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantasy so much more. To me it just makes for better story when you can just tell science to suck it.

Sci-Fi, because there is science and logic in it that gives you a "yeah, I might be able to believe that".

Lol, it seems like many people conflict one another, the Fantasy people don't like science bogging down potential plots while Sci-Fi people like having rules to fall back on to avoid chaos.

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#38 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8935 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol, it seems like many people conflict one another, the Fantasy people don't like science bogging down potential plots while Sci-Fi people like having rules to fall back on to avoid chaos.

not exactly to me. Good storytelling needs internal logic that is consistent, even if that is insane looney toons logic. Otherwise the plot breaks down. The reason that I prefer fantasy is that when you have supernatural forces, it enhances my sense of escapism as in real life I am an intensely scientific and rational person. It's not the bogging down of the plot hooks, it's the type of plot hooks the sci-fi world mechanics entails that are less interesting to me most of the time. If you have a world where the internal rules intergrate forces that make the rules of physics fly out the window at the right times, then you really get the sense of being in another world.

#39 Posted by sagejonathan (2261 posts) - - Show Bio

I love both for the most part but I lean toward fantasy especially when it comes to novels. I've never been interested in Sci-Fi novels

#40 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6870 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both.

#41 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4287 posts) - - Show Bio

When it's comics both, but if it's novels I prefer sci-fi.

#42 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

both.

#43 Edited by Rouflex (28923 posts) - - Show Bio

Almost a tie but i think Sci-fi.

#44 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (7542 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantasy. However, I do aprreciate, Sci-Fi.

#45 Posted by Black_Arrow (5481 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Sci-fi because it makes me think that maybe in a future that could happen.

#46 Posted by cosmicallyaware1 (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

Both. It depends.

#47 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (10854 posts) - - Show Bio

Not big fan of either, so I'm voting in Between. I like everything if the writing is good like Game of Thrones and Black Mirror.

#48 Posted by LyraFay (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantasy but I did read a fair share of science-fiction this year.

#49 Posted by ShootingNova (21342 posts) - - Show Bio
#50 Posted by bob808 (6843 posts) - - Show Bio

Science Fiction