What is Science Fantasy?

"Robots and wizards, spaceships and dragons, lasers and fireballs. Mix these ingredients in your cyber-witch's boiling pot of dark matter, and you've got yourself Science Fantasy."


As early as 2013, I started noticing a common theme in my writing: that I tended to blend sci-fi and fantasy. I often got reviews that said, "This was a pretty good sci-fi until he added the dragons."

Rather than steer clear of one genre in favor of the other, I leaned into it. I don't write science fiction. I don't write fantasy. I write both at the same time. 

For as long as I can remember, I've been a fan of both genres. From the hardest of sci-fi where every technology is explained in minute detail, to epic fantasy set in different realities bound by foreign rules of the author's devising.

In Wasteland Chronicles, you have an alien invasion, space zombies, and dragons on a post-apocalyptic planet. In Xenoworld, you have dragons in a far future post-apocalyptic setting. In Starsea Cycle, you have mages, spaceships, and a quest to save the galaxy.

Honestly, Science Fantasy can be quite hard to categorize, and it can be hard to find readers who are specifically looking for that. Even so, it's the niche I've found for myself, and what I'll be happily writing far into the future.