The NCF Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy offers a hierarchical chart of speculative fiction genres. [Link via A Progressive on the Prairie]

Poking around the site I found some other stuff, including a 1999 article by sf author Sean Stewart (Passion Play, The Night Watch, Galveston) called Three Reasons There Are So Few Children in Science Fiction. Briefly, they center around plotting, pacing and an assumed audience, but still, check out this fine short read.

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