Sanderson’s 2012 CW Course: Lecture Two 5/5 – Adult Genres

Main Points

In adult fantasy the main subcategories are “epic”, “heroic,” and “urban”. “Epic” is well, epic and large scale. “Heroic” has dudes with swords. For “Urban” think chicks in leather kicking demon butt.
In adult sci-fi the main categories are “military,” “space opera,” and “hard SF,” and “dystopian”. For “military” think space marines. For “space opera” think Star Wars, and for “Hard SF” think Isaac Asimov. “Dystopian” is futuristic societies where things have gone horribly wrong.


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