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At first glance, Fantasy and Science Fiction couldn’t be more opposite genres. One is set in the past (ancient, medieval, or recent) while the other is set in the future (near, distant, or even alternate universe). And yet, if you take a closer look, you'll realize they have a lot more in common with each other than any other genre.

Sometimes a simple question leads you down a rabbit hole. That was the case when I puzzled over which historical genre categories I should assign to the books in my new series. It started as a binary choice: Victorian or Regency? Alas! Stories set in the 1830s fit in neither category—if I pay attention to actual history—should I? It depends on your point of view.