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An Empirical Revision of the Definition of Science Fiction: it’s all in the Techne

posted on 2019-09-06, 00:13 authored by Christopher MenadueChristopher Menadue, Kristi Giselsson, David Guez
Data from an audience survey on the characteristics of the science fiction and fantasy genres was compared to existing approaches to genre classification to build an alternative genre classification for science fiction based on popular understanding of the genre.


Commonwealth of Australia


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Lead author country

  • Australia

Lead author job role

  • Higher Education Researcher

Lead author institution

James Cook University

Human Participants

  • Yes

Ethics statement

Ethics approval was granted by the James Cook University human research ethics committee on 19th October 2015, approval no. H6299.


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