Reply to post: "Gulliver's Travels" - There was I thinking it was a political/sociological commentary.

Doctor Who's good/bad duality, war futility tale in The Zygon Inversion fails to fizz

Sean Timarco Baggaley

"Gulliver's Travels" - There was I thinking it was a political/sociological commentary.

It is. It just happens to use a fantasy setting.

Indeed, SF and Fantasy are very vague indicators of setting, not story genre. Every other genre label – Romance, Mystery, Thriller, etc. – describes what the story is about.

Anne McCaffrey's "Dragons of Pern" series is SF. "Star Wars" is Fantasy. As labels, both are so spectacularly vague and hand-wavy as to be functionally useless. I don't use these two labels myself.

And, again, this is another reason why "Doctor Who" has survived for so long: its supposed "genre" doesn't shackle it to a particular subset of stories.

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