Not All Genres are Created Equal


Science fiction has a hefty brilliance to contribute to the literary world, but people often scoff at it as light, genre fiction. The Atlantic explores why science fiction is just as, if not more, relevant than non-genre fiction.

Science fiction, I’ve always felt, is part of that fantastical tradition. It’s a modern variant of it, for a world in which things that once would have been thought of as magic are now part of everyday life.

Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →