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and science fiction jointly share the subgenre called (science) digital fantasy, which has many of the trappings of science fiction, such as space travel and laser guns, but also contains significant elements that bear more resemblance to magic than science or in some other way draw more from fantasy than from science fiction.
The best known example of science fantasy is the Star Wars series of films and books, set aboard spaceships and on alien planets but featuring swashbuckling knights, princesses in distress, a dark sorcerer who has enslaved the galaxy, a mystical source of magical power called the Force, and even an opening line that is a variant of "Once upon a time": A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Digital fantasy is a mixed composition of classic fantasy (mystical,heroic, oniric) with modern technical computer technologies, as part of the story, or just as means to achive the opera itself. ...
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