I’m beginning to wonder if there’s an elephant in the room when it comes to sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all the other things that come under the umbrella of ‘speculative fiction’. It might just be that elephant is called Genre. The question is, are we approaching the point where it's more of a hinderance than a brave new world
If you'd asked me on Monday, 'What is dark fantasy?' I would have said, 'Easy, it's the borderland between fantasy and horror.' Asking myself the same question today, however, I have been forced to consider that it really isn't that.