Science fantasy

Fiction genre concept

Elements of science fiction and fantasy genres appear in same setting more or less seamlessly, blurring the lines between the two genres.


Alternate names: Science versus Fantasy, Technology versus Magic

An obvious example would be where robots and demons/faeries/etc. exist together, but it's pretty much enough you have someone fighting demons or other supernatural beings with modern-ish weapons (though these are possible better described as contemporary fantasy or paranormal).

Science fiction is very loose defining trait for this.

As a popularly known example: Star Wars is Science Fantasy when The Force is involved.
See also: mixed technology, luddites
Related: weird science
Possible overlap: contemporary fantasy, paranormal

Not to be confused with techno-fantasy.

The first Science fantasy video game was released in 1983.

LucasArts, Activision and Capcom published most of these games.

Parent groups

Fantasy, Science Fiction

Child group


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