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First things first, you guys really should get involved over at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Canon Project.

Now, for the nature of this post. I’m very curious to know what everyone thinks are the, shall we say, ‘pioneering’ works of the following subgenres. Meaning what works do you think actually popularized these subgenres, even if they weren’t the first of their kind?

Military Science Fiction
Space Opera
Cyber Punk (anything you guys would suggest other than Neuromancer by William Gibson)
Steampunk
Post-Apocalyptic
Hard Science Fiction
Humorous SF
Soft SF (or Socio-SF)
Dystopian SF
Post-Cyberpunk
High Fantasy (other than Tolkien)
Urban Fantasy
Dark Fantasy
Heroic Fantasy (again, other than Tolkien)
Science Fantasy (or Scifantasy)

Any help here would be great. Varying responses would be appreciated too! Maybe I’ll have to do a poll for all these. In any case, let me know what you guys think!

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About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.

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