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

The first video game about Science fantasy was released in 1983.

LucasArts, Activision and Capcom has published most of these games

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.