Subgenre Study Guide

In celebration of the first anniversary of Where Landsquid Fear to Tread, I am putting together a Subgenre Study Guide for you.  I will be updating this post periodically with new subgenre studies as they come out (every Friday, at the moment), so if you would like, you can just favorite this one and everything will be in one convenient place.

This is also your place to request any subgenres that you would like to discuss in the future.

SCIENCE FICTION SUBGENRES
Subgenres within the Science Fiction genre
Cyberpunk 
Dystopia/Apocalyptic Fiction
Hard Science Fiction
Military Science Fiction
Space Opera
Space Western
Time Travel

FANTASY SUBGENRES
Subgenres within the Fantasy genre
Arthurian Fantasy
Comedic Fantasy
Dark Fantasy
Fairy Tale Fantasy
Fantasy Romance
High and Low Fantasy
Historical Fantasy
Mythic Fantasy
Off-world Fantasy
Quest Fantasy

Sword and Sorcery
Urban Fantasy

MISC. SUBGENRES
Subgenres that either fall within both scifi/fantasy and/or could be considered their own genre
Alternative History
Paranormal
Science Fantasy
Steampunk
Superhero Fiction

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6 responses to this post.

  1. […] “fantastic literature,” if I felt like making up subgenres, and the work I did on the Subgenre Studies last year, I’m beginning to change my opinion. Maybe there doesn’t have to be a root […]

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  2. […] “fantastic literature,” if I felt like making up subgenres, and the work I did on the Subgenre Studies last year, I’m beginning to change my opinion. Maybe there doesn’t have to be a root […]

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  3. […] been around here for awhile, Squiders, you remember we spent about a year going through different science fiction and fantasy subgenres. As might be expected from going through such an activity, I sometimes find myself being really […]

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  4. […] been around here for awhile, Squiders, you remember we spent about a year going through different science fiction and fantasy subgenres. As might be expected from going through such an activity, I sometimes find myself being really […]

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  5. […] Several years ago I did a science fiction/fantasy breakdown of several subgenres, which you can see here (though I realize that I never did do a final update to the master list. One more thing to […]

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  6. […] Several years ago I did a science fiction/fantasy breakdown of several subgenres, which you can see here (though I realize that I never did do a final update to the master list. One more thing to […]

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