For each of us, fantasy is where belief runs out. It’s on the other side of the demarcation line from reality, that line in the sand between what we accept as real and what we don’t. In other words, it’s subjective. We each have our own levels of belief on a wide array of topics. We each have our own demarcation lines.
To me, the Khekarian Series is very much a work of science fiction. I base every aspect of my work on realism and on areas of the unknown we are still exploring – scientific theories, if you will. I study everything, my research is immense (and very enjoyable).
To me, fantasy means talking horses or sponge monsters that show the intelligence equal to our own and whiz around in spaceships they cannot possibly manipulate. I’m sorry, no matter how much a person may love it, reality just doesn’t happen like that. I enjoy realism too much to write that way, it has to be feasible (even if it challenges our acceptances – the glory of discovery is often the surprise it carries in).
While many may agree on my definition of fantasy, some people do not agree with my definition of science fiction. Primarily this is because I have included psychics (documented – pros and cons – down through the ages, and therefore real whether you agree with them or not), and the alien nature of my aliens 😀 because I have made one species multidimensional beings.
In this post, I cover both these aspects and tell you why I put them into my story.