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Comment 3 by Peter Grant :

Love sci-fi and fantasy, enjoy all forms of escapism. I doubt the bubble will burst though. Just imagine what complex virtual worlds we will be able to create in the future!

I wouldn't label "hard" sci-fi as escapism. Still a lot of quality authors churning out good stuff. I'm especially fond of Kim Stanley Robinson and his "utopian" fiction. Vernor Vinge, and David Brin are terrific as well.

Regarding the original post, fantasy fiction has been "mainstream" for quite a while, no? I grew up on Dragonlance and David Gemmell novels. The stuff bores me stiff nowadays, but they bring back fond memories.

Wed, 03 Aug 2011 05:30:10 UTC | #857313