Regarded by fans as the proper "serious" abbreviation for science fiction n., in contrast with sci-fi n., which is seen as being used only by outsiders, or among insiders to ridicule poor examples of science fiction.
[In a list of proposed titles for a science-fiction magazine:] The S.F. Magazine. (Science-Fiction).
The foundation of S.F. success.
I used to dig in the garden, and there is nothing fantastic or ultradimensional about crab grass…unless you are an sf writer, in which case pretty soon you are viewing crab grass with suspicion.
How about SF? Who do you read?
We're using more and more speculative non-fiction from sf writers.
Yet you’re planning to feature fantasy also. Mistake—S.F. fans don’t really want fantasy, or else they'd request it.
It includes only SF and fantasy fiction by professional writers.
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