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On Genre

As a result of an odd conversation my boss and I ended up in, I am curious about how you, my faithful readers (hah!), classify books. I find it difficult to classify books into just one genre a lot of the time. Anywho, a not-so-brief survey appears below. The titles were all picked for a specific reason, which I'll explain at a later date if I get around to it. I have purposely used radio buttons and not check boxes, because I am trying to get people to commit to an answer, rather than saying it's both. But I was nice enough to include the cop-out "Speculative Fiction" for those of you who are afraid of committment. ;) (Though in all honesty, I think Speculative Fiction is a legitimate category...I'm just poking fun now)

Poll #524413 Genres

What genre is Beowolf?

Fiction
2(16.7%)
Science Fiction
0(0.0%)
Fantasy
6(50.0%)
Historical Fiction
4(33.3%)
NonFiction
0(0.0%)
Speculative Fiction
0(0.0%)

What genre is The Iliad?

Fiction
3(25.0%)
Science Fiction
0(0.0%)
Fantasy
5(41.7%)
Historical Fiction
4(33.3%)
NonFiction
0(0.0%)
Speculative Fiction
0(0.0%)

What genre is Frankenstein??

Fiction
2(16.7%)
Science Fiction
6(50.0%)
Fantasy
2(16.7%)
Historical Fiction
1(8.3%)
NonFiction
0(0.0%)
Speculative Fiction
1(8.3%)

What genre is Around the World in 80 Days?

Fiction
4(33.3%)
Science Fiction
5(41.7%)
Fantasy
0(0.0%)
Historical Fiction
1(8.3%)
NonFiction
0(0.0%)
Speculative Fiction
2(16.7%)

What genre is On Dragonwings?

Fiction
0(0.0%)
Science Fiction
0(0.0%)
Fantasy
6(75.0%)
Historical Fiction
0(0.0%)
NonFiction
0(0.0%)
Speculative Fiction
2(25.0%)

What genre is So You Want to be a Wizard?

Fiction
0(0.0%)
Science Fiction
0(0.0%)
Fantasy
9(90.0%)
Historical Fiction
0(0.0%)
NonFiction
0(0.0%)
Speculative Fiction
1(10.0%)

What genre is The Tempest?

Fiction
3(25.0%)
Science Fiction
0(0.0%)
Fantasy
6(50.0%)
Historical Fiction
1(8.3%)
Speculative Fiction
2(16.7%)

What Genre is Star Wars?

Fiction
0(0.0%)
Science Fiction
3(25.0%)
Fantasy
3(25.0%)
Historical Fiction
0(0.0%)
NonFiction
0(0.0%)
Speculative Fiction
0(0.0%)
Space Opera
6(50.0%)

What genre is A Wrinkle in Time?

Fiction
1(8.3%)
Science Fiction
3(25.0%)
Fantasy
6(50.0%)
Historical Fiction
0(0.0%)
NonFiction
0(0.0%)
Speculative Fiction
2(16.7%)

What is the first Science Fiction Novel?

Around the World in 80 Days
1(9.1%)
War of the Worlds
4(36.4%)
Frankenstein
4(36.4%)
The Return of the Black Widowers
0(0.0%)
From the Earth to the Moon
2(18.2%)

Please recommend one book (of any genre) to me.

Tags: books, polls, science fiction
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