Genre

Genre is something the author does not subscribe to with much enthusiasm. To define Genre is to say that the word itself is a placeholder for a categorical assertion on a work of artistic expression. So it is to say that this is like that, and that is sufficient to define that unique artistic work. It is apparent that the concept of categorizing something can makes it easier for someone to digest something unknown and new. A category is work done for you, by someone else, ready for you to just 'pick up' and use. Without having to think about it. That seems useful when efficiency is crucial; when time is of the essence. But how often, is time of the essence when evaluating or contemplating artistic work? At what point did it become a necessity to formulate an opinion with immediacy and without care or consideration? That is what a category offers you. That is what a genre offers you. It offers you the ability to say for example, “Country Music, yuck! No thanks!” without ever hearing the song. Categories are something someone else thought of that you borrow and use. I recommend anyone use them selectively. One should do everything selectively. One should be selecting. One should be making decisionsacting with agency. Call it Cowboy Bebop, a work that would become a genre in itself.

What Genre is the book?

  • Adventure
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Detective(Film) Noir
  • Pseudo-historical
  • Futuristic
  • Mystery
  • Political
  • Saga
  • Epic
  • Space Opera
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • A.M. Punk 1)
  • Steampunk
  • Slices of Life
  • Speculative
  • Slipstream
  • Philosophical Fiction
1) Alchemy & M-theory
author/genre.txt · Last modified: 2015/03/23 21:21 by shwha
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