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Science Fantasy: I think your genre falls into a rather mushy category know as science fantasy. Sometimes this is called "soft" sci fi. While this relies on a scientific basis for the story, elements either do not conform to conventional science or have additional fantastic elements not reflective of science. A publisher might have a different ...


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I would say when people use the word 'anime' as an adjective they're specifically referring to the extremity that anime and its tropes are associated with. For example, in a traditional medieval fantasy setting it would probably be fair to settle for a bunch of younger men with exceptional sword fighting skills compared to regular humans with the same level ...


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This is slice of life, a storytelling technique that depicts a period of time without a conventional narrative or plotline, and potentially without an identifiable protagonist. It's relatively uncommon in fiction, but relatively common in documentaries, although those are often really a series of little mini-stories, each with their own protagonist. At the ...


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We need to define what counts as Anime. I am going to discard the literal definition of "animated motion picture from Japan" in favor of a cultural one. Some scholars suggest defining anime as specifically or quintessentially Japanese may be related to a new form of Orientalism. [...] Anime is a diverse art form with distinctive production methods ...


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There's not really an "ideal" count. Harry Bingham (whose had some success in selling crime/mystery novels) suggests 75,000 - 130,000 is the norm for the genre. Which would suggest you're in the right ballpark - perhaps even a little short. That said it would be better IMO to be a few thousand words short than to make up the numbers but sacrificing quality ...


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To find out if your novel is sci-fi vs. fantasy, we must establish the rules of the world your characters live in (even when the story has multiple worlds). If the rules/laws of the world are founded in mystical objects not created by man himself but by a higher being (can be evil, holy, good, bad, both, etc...), then your main genre is fantasy. If the ...


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According to WikiDiff: "As nouns, the difference between legend and epic is that legend is a story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events while epic is an extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (heroic epic) or other legendary or traditional hero." ...


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This post may help you: What journals publish surreal fiction? As is mentioned in a comment on that entry, I also recommend Duotrope as well as Google search. Duotrope will let you select genre, subgenre, and style. There are a number of different combinations you can hunt up, including both science fiction and fantasy. Duotrope checks their listings ...


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