Is Star Wars Science Fiction or Fantasy?

I say yes!!

One Lazy Robot

Yesterday we crammed a circus’ worth of clowns into a car and went rock climbing up near the Sierra’s. In between random singing seizures emphasizing how much I am all about that bass (and never that treble), we had an interesting conversation about the delineation between Science Fiction and Fantasy. In particular we had the question…is Star Wars Sci-Fi or Fantasy?

That might seem like a really obvious answer considering it’s set in space, has space ships, lasers, and wookies (that must make it sci-fi, right?) but let’s wait a second and come back around to that in a minute.

These genres go hand-in-hand in most people’s minds ,and pretty much every bookstore on the planet, but besides the fact that they both deal with wondrous elements, there’s actually a fair difference between the two.

Now I’m gonna get my brush out, the real fat one, and start painting some real…

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About cherylgross

Illustrator and author of the Z Factor. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and Circe, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at www.cmgross.com/pages/resume.htm for other accomplishments.
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