He argues that the genre of Science Fiction is distinguished from Fantasy by the story being driven by a novum validated by cognitive logic. This means that the hypothetical 'new thing' which the story is about can be imagined to exist by scientific means rather than by magic.
- Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
- Metamorphoses of Science Fiction by Darko Suvin. 1979.
- "Novum". The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction (Answers.com ed.). Oxford University Press. 2007. Retrieved 18:11, 16 January 2010 (UTC).
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