I've been bouncing ideas off Mark for yet another idea I have. This idea is combined from many sources, and he's one of those sources. What do you do when your idea defies traditional genre categories?
It's actually a hybrid of different genres. I've been researching on the internet, trying to see if there's any science behind this concept I'm working on (no, I'm not telling yet because it's still so early that I haven't even nailed down a story for the idea yet, and I don't know if it will work or not). 'Cause, you know, you'd think if it's science fiction, there just might have to be a little science behind it, since that's implied in its name.
But not necessarily, I suppose. If science doesn't define science fiction, then, what does?
As Mark and I were talking about my idea, though, he mentioned that maybe it wasn't sci-fi after all. He thought maybe it was paranormal. You can imagine what I said to that.
NOOOOOOOO! If you didn't know, I'm not a big fan of vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other random weirdness in fiction. I read it sometimes because I like to know what's going on in the YA world, but I have to force myself to keep turning the pages.
It's still too early to tell. It might end up being a Minority-Report type combination of the two, where it's set in the future and some people have extraordinary abilities. Maybe there's a name for a creation like mine, but I'm unaware of it. So what do you say about your genre if it doesn't have a name?