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Space Western/Space frontier/Space Opera/Sci-FiWestern[edit]

I think these are different themes and do not need to be merged. People also substitute these with space Opera which I think is wrong. Space Western, Sci-Fi Western, Space Frontier, Sci-Fi opera are all different themes I have not examined these pages yet, but Space Western and Space Frontier keep getting tagged as unverified. I think the sources need to be discussed here before they are tagged. If a user has a problem with the sources and tags the article, it has to be debated first. I'd prefer to hit 2 targets with one stone so let's discuss here only 69.165.246.181 (talk) 23:51, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

You don't get to make up terms for an encyclopedia article. This is a field with a long history of very intelligent discussion, by fans, authors and (recently) academics, about themes and subgenres. I would particularly advise you, speaking as a subject-matter expert who was proud to call the originator of the term his friend, that you study the history and context of the term space opera much more closely than you have. And of course, it should go without saying that you should not used the deprecated pejorative "sci-fi" to discuss this literature. --Orange Mike | Talk 23:55, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

So they all go under space opera? That cannot be. 69.165.246.181 (talk) 00:41, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

It depends what the reliable sources say. The choice of themes should rely on scholarly sources; I don't think this is something that we can productively debate without reference to sources. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 01:17, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
And of course I never said they all go under "space opera" (which would be absurd). These are terms of art, with specific meanings and shadings of meaning, some of them with deep roots in the field and in pop culture terminology. --Orange Mike | Talk 17:54, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Repairing "Other sub-genres"[edit]

Some of these sub-genres are not sufficiently differentiated to include in the list. Specifically, Steampunk and Dieselpunk. I suggest Dieselpunk be mentioned under Steampunk, since the latter is the more common label. User talk:Hookandloop

The Italy Subsection[edit]

This section has some original research, unsourced, in poor English. Can I edit or delete it?

"Even though from the end of the Fifties science fiction became in Italy one of the mosto popular genres, its popular success is not followed by the critics success; in spite of an active and organized fandom we haven0t had, if not rarely, an authentic interest on the part of the Italian cultural élite, reluctant if not intolerant towards Sci-Fi" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ultan42 (talkcontribs) 13:10, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

New lead[edit]

This article is begging for a filled out lead section. Any suggestions if I were to start? Dontreadalone (talk) 06:08, 27 July 2014 (UTC)