My book has aliens and galaxies and is a giant adventure across the universe. So I call it a science fiction.
But the other day my wonderful CP, Heather, pointed out something which should have been really obvious to me.
There are LOADS of elements of fantasy in my book. Like the TARDIS in Doctor Who being bigger on the inside than the outside type stuff. For me, it's clothes randomly changing, planets which stick you in different places dependent on their mood, special air which turns you into a giant.
Do I pitch a fantasy science fiction? Because I really want these elements in my book. They're the sort of stuff I loved to read about when I was younger... wacky, new worlds, and bold adventures, with humour and stuff. What I still love to read about now. (MG is AWESOME in case you don't read it.)
I wrote what I wanted to read.
Do I NEED to remove the fantasy elements, and explain them in a science fiction way? (You know, bending scientific principals e.t.c?) Is it alright for my book to be a fantasy science fiction? I know that fantasy and science fiction cross over a lot, but mine's a MAJOR crossover.
Help, oh wise people?