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    • Science Fiction & Fantasy Reader’s Advisory Presented by Tony Schafer and Amy Hartman
    • Reasons to get to know SF/Fantasy better:
      • Because it’s cool.
      • All those movies!!
      • Excellence in the genre -- it’s not what skeptics expect.
      • Because it’s just really, really cool.
      • Because Tony and Amy say so.
    • The SF -Fantasy Debate
      • Science Fiction:
      • Often focuses on technology or science.
      • Often set in the future or future-like place.
      • Isn’t always set in outer space.
      • Tends to follow the rules of physics.
      • Could theoretically be true in our universe.
    • The SF - Fantasy Debate (cont’d)
      • Fantasy:
      • Usually involves
      • magic or beings
      • with special powers of some kind.
      • Frequently ties into history, myths, legends and folklore.
      • Cannot exist in our universe (as we currently understand it).
    • History of the Genres
      • Fantasy
        • Themes, who’s who
      • Science Fiction
        • Themes, who’s who
    • Amy’s stuff
      • It ain’t just for the boys:
        • Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon,
        • Lois McMaster Bujold, C.J. Cherryh,
        • Sheri S. Tepper, Barbara Hambly, Robin Hobb, Tanya Huff, and others!
      • Minority writers/characters:
        • Octavia Butler, Steven Barnes, Samuel Delaney, Nalo Hopkinson, Lester DelRay, Walter Mosley, collection: Dark Matter
    • Short Stories
      • Heavy influence on SF/Fantasy.
      • Many new authors introduced.
      • Dewey number: 813.0876, 808.38
      • Thematic: Time travel, Familiars, Alternate histories, etc.
      • Not sure what to buy? Try “Year’s Best” collections.
      • “ Asimov’s Science Fiction” & “ Fantasy and Science Fiction”
    • SF/Fantasy Art
      • Spectrum
      • Subject headings
        • Fantasy in art
        • Science fiction -- Illustrations
      • Anime, comic books
      • Artists to recommend. . .
    • Michael Whelan
    • Michael Whelan
    • Donato Giancola
    • Donato Giancola
    • Boris Vallejo
    • H.R. Giger
    • John Howe
    • John Howe
    • Alan Lee
    • Harry Potter Read Alikes (It’s a a Hedwig hat) --->
      • “ The Thief Lord” -Cornelia Funke
      • “ The Golden Compass” - Philip Pullman
      • Crestomanci series - Diane Wynne Jones
      • Chronicles of Prydain series - Lloyd Alexander
      • The Dark is Rising series - Susan Cooper
      • Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
      • Wizard series - Diane Duane
    • Tolkien read alikes
      • Epic authors on library booklist
      • Dennis McKiernan’s Iron Tower Trilogy
      • Terry Brooks’ Shannara series
      • Raymond Feist’s Riftwar series
      • R.A. Salvatore, Michael Stackpole, Tad Williams
    • The eternal mystery: Star Wars vs. Star Trek
    • SF/Fantasy for those who don’t like “SF/Fantasy”
      • Connie Willis
      • Mary Doria Russell
      • Terry Pratchett
      • Stephen Donaldson
      • Ray Bradbury
      • Robin Hobb
      • David Gemmell
    • Dark Fantasy
      • New Horror/Dark Fantasy
      • list coming out!!
      • Shapeshifters, necromancy,
      • vampires, werewolves, etc.
      • The SHELVING debate. . .
    • YA authors and Graphic Novels
    • Live Long and Prosper and May the Force Be With You.