• There are very real differences between science fiction and realistic fiction, between horror and fantasy, between romance and mystery. Differences in writing them, in reading them, in criticizing them. Vive les différences! They're what gives each genre its singular flavor and savor, its particular interest for the reader - and the writer.

    "Ursula K. Le Guin talks about genres, gender, and broadening fiction". Interview with Michael Cunningham, April 2, 2016.