We put things into genres to make them sellable, and the best way to do that is after the fact.
What you do and don't owe a reader.
What happens when we take a genre and remove everything from it that we'd label as being part of that genre?
It's a problem when you fall in love with the (SF) exception and not the (SF) rule.
I call my work SF because I gotta call it something.
I'm not fond of labels. Unfortunately, we can't live without them.
On weirdness as a substitute for being original.
Why Kurt Vonnegut didn't think much of SF.
More on the mistaken idea that a given work of SF/fantasy can "convert" the non-fandom masses.
More on why and how SF bottles itself in, unthinkingly.
Looks like I wasn't alone in feeling that SF is losing its luster, but that just makes my job as a creator of same all the tougher.
Fantasy, science fiction, or other? (Or multiple choice?)
Nothing new? Depends on how you see "new".
When the biggest obstacle to a cultural phenomenon is the fans.