Science Fiction – Ask Lovecraft

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In which celebrated and dead author HP Lovecraft offers his advice on such diverse topics as love, finance, cooking, and personal hygiene.

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  1. Ok, first of all Science Fiction didn’t “devolve”, only people have common misconceptions regard it. Specifically mistake it with completely different genre. Lovecraft himself (what his hipster fanboys obviously don’t know) was a writer of Pulp-Fiction (yes, eldritch horror is about aliens, d’oh!). It was almost forgotten nowadays genre containing semi-amateurish, multi-genre, B-class, commonly a pseudo-SF literature. It was a Pulp-Fiction what was adopted as “Sci-Fi” by television (stuff like Flash Gordon) leading to so called “degradation” of Science Fiction.

    Nowadays this obvious miss classification was reversed by fact that works for so called “Science Fantasy” and “Future Fantasy” (one including Space Opera and retro-punk genres) aren’t officially called “science fiction” anymore (not that you don’t find idiots claiming otherwise), but in this same time because some of them are quite decent treated as equal form of art.

    One of reason for misinformation was also fact that Space Opera was originally created as Science Fiction, but when Asimov “Foundation” was a serious analiz of theories regard rise and fall of (space) empires. Most later works inspired by it were just a “piu-piu in space” and genre devolve in pulp-trash, though ironically over time it evolved in so called “Neo Space Opera” what basically is what Space Opera should be on the first place.

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