Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Artemis Fowl: Science Fantasy

About a month ago I discovered the awesome book WebMage by Kelly McCullough and was astounded to see it described as science fantasy. I'd never heard of the science fantasy genre before! Yet science fantasy describes that book so much better than either fantasy or science fiction would.

Cover of the first Artemis Fowl book
Since then I've gotten used to the idea of science fantasy, and I intend to eventually get around to reading some science fantasy books that a commenter recommended. (Have I mentioned that I love it when people comment on my blogs?) I had also decided that WebMage was the only science fantasy book I've ever read.

But guess what? I realized a couple weeks ago that one of my favorite series is science fantasy.

Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer, combines fairy magic with super advanced technology. Yep, that's right. The fairies have magic, and they also have technology that far exceeds anything humans have managed to come up with so far.

Is that awesome or what? :)

2 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

As you already know, I'm seriously addicted to the Artemis Fowl books. I wish, I wish, I wish... I could write like that.

Sarita Rucker said...

Actually I didn't know that! Or maybe I just forgot?

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