I'm only on my first draft, and I realize now is the time to be just focussing on writing and not worrying about queries and such, but I can't help it. That's not how my brain works. For the purpose of identifying agents/editors that may or may not be interested in this story, which genre is it? I've been thinking Sci Fi (Space Opera), but the more I think about it the more I wonder if it's some sub-genre of Fantasy with a few Sci Fi elements thrown in. My main characters are evolved from their planet's equivalent of the sugar glider, living on the only landmass on an ocean planet. Reincarnation is confirmed, as most individuals recall past lives clearly. Their culture revolves around this fact, and they address one another by name and soul status. (Old Soul, etc.) They are newly spacefaring and the main characters form the crew of the first mission beyond their own solar system. There's concern that travelling so far from the planet may loosen the soul's ties to their home world and that their souls may not be reborn, especially if they die in space. They will meet other species, there is space travel and typical space-based story technology, but the story isn't about the technology. It's about the discoveries this species is making about their reincarnation/souls through space travel. There's no "magic" or mythical creatures, so it's not overtly fantasy, but there's also no emphasis on technology, so not overtly sci fi. So, is it a "Space Opera" or a "Fantasy in Space" type genre?