1. A.P. Kadmus

    A.P. Kadmus New Member

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    What category is this?

    Discussion in 'By the Genre' started by A.P. Kadmus, Jan 24, 2017.

    I'm thinking of writing a sci-fi set in 400 BC (historically accurate) and it has subtle ancient alien theme to it (no direct aliens involved in the story tho). Which sci-fi sub-categories does it actually fall under? I've never encountered a story like it. It will have a lot of action, so maybe an action-adventure sci-fi?
     
  2. izzybot

    izzybot Transhuman Autophage Contributor

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    Honestly, if you're only thinking of writing it at this point - haven't started, much less finished, much less started needing to think about marketing - I wouldn't worry about what genre it is. I find that that's only a way to pigeonhole yourself into trying to write to a certain genre's conventions before you've even decided what the story's going to be.

    That said, are you sure it's even sci-fi? Historically accurate with only subtle ancient alien stuff? I mean, maybe alternate history, though my very incomplete impression of it wouldn't include things like what you've described. Without really knowing anything about it beyond that, though, it's difficult to offer any help. I'd advise just writing the story.
     
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    Cave Troll It's Coffee O'clock everywhere. Contributor

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    What @izzybot said.
     
  4. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Get off my Balzac... Staff Contributor

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