Sci-fi vs. Fantasy – Who will win? by Allison Cole and Katherine Arndt

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We welcome you to explore the worlds of science fiction and fantasy in the new book display located on the second floor! Winter arrived early and we want to know which one is your preferred genre to cuddle up with and escape the cruel cold winds outside. You can vote for your favorite below. We will tally the votes next month and let you know which genre wins! Sci-fi Vs. Fantasy will be on display until mid-December.

We’ve broken down some of the big differences for you:

Fantasy

Sci-fi

Often involves dragons and unicorns Often involves aliens and robots
Takes place whenever Takes place in future
Magically-forged broadsword Lightsaber
Takes us back to a “simpler” time Predicts our technology 50 years from now
Gandalf Obi-Wan
Liberal use of the letter “y” in names (Daenerys, Lyra, Slytherin) Liberal use of the letter “z” in names (Zorn, Zaius (Dr.), Zaphod).

Here is just a sampling of the worlds you can escape into over winter break:

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

MaddAddam: A Novel by Margaret Atwood

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

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Star Trek

District 9

The Matrix

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A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings

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Game of Thrones: Season 1

Coraline

Big Fish


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