I have encountered this problem so many times these past few years: no one knows exactly what each genre refers to. We know the general aspects of it:
fantasy = wizards, scifi = spaceships ; YA = John Green ; Murder mystery = killer, but what are they really?
In a lot of discussions, I have noticed that every person has a different meaning and point of view for each genre hence it becomes difficult at times to really understand a reader’s review of a book or what they are trying to communicate. So today, I’m putting together a little guide of meanings and definitions of three genres and I encourage everyone to reflect on it with me and provide me with some answers if you want to !
SCIENCE FICTION :Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction that contains imagined elements that don’t exist in the real world. Science fiction spans a wide range of themes that often explore time travel, space travel, are set in the future, and deal with the consequences of technological and scientific advances – Oxford Dictionnary