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Posted on 2007.09.09 at 10:50

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Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2007-09-09 20:49 (UTC) (Link)
He was the author of Fatherland a novel set in modern-day with the historical fiction of Germany winning World War II.

I've had an argument about the genre of this novel/movie before.

It is set in an alternate timeline where certain aspects of history have changed. That qualifies it as science fiction as far as I'm concerned. It is many other things, of course, but by the definition of the sci-fi genre, it must be included (particularly given how stringent it is about maintaining its own version of present tense reality, actually qualifying it for inclusion in the hard sci-fi subgenre).
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-09-09 22:08 (UTC) (Link)
That makes sense. I try not to get mired into enforcing loose categorizations such as genre, but for this being "speculative fiction" it certainly wears that label well.
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