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Compared to fantasy, science fiction is almost a branch of mainstream. Fantasy is based on things that are logically impossible, going in directions that apparently can't exist. Let's say mainstream fiction would be a straight, one-dimension high-speed highway rushing along between trees. Fantasy is more like a perpendicular look down a corridor of trees to a clearing. It's rotating 90°, it's a ...
Powers is famous for his knotty plots, his remarkable erudition, his exhaustive research into historical detail (every one of which, evidently, finds a home in his fiction), his specializing in the Romantic Poets and Arthuriana, his ebullient capacity for writing fantasy, science fiction, and horror - but is most loved because he creates totally believable characters and suspenseful, truly WEIRD ...