Books Whilst some sections of the BBC On-line website are sleek and indispensible, other creek under the burden of having to be a bit like Radio Four. Buried seep within is this piece, which revels under the title 'Star Wars: Science Fiction or Fantasy.' Featuring bizarre colour choices and a Darth Vader in an 'your empire needs you' pose. Why can't it be both? "Underlying his universe is The Force, a mysterious phenomenon which is part karma, part Holy Ghost and part repository of the identity of the dead and which mostly manifests itself as a means to move objects without touching them. Essentially magic, this, along with the setting "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away", situates Star Wars more comfortably within the fantasy genre rather than the sf." Doesn't that seem like a post from a long lost usenet flame war?

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