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“With many of the works of Philip K. Dick however, we might argue that the major fabulation is focused on the metaphysical but the context of scientific fabulation it is embedded within is sufficient to classify the work as SF ... by this definition.”
“That essay was decidedly ambivalent in tone and John Clute, who prefers the more scholarly sounding term fabulation, noted that ‘slipstream’ had inappropriately derogatory connotations.”
“Coming from insiders to whom a term like "fabulation" actually means something, this hyperbole is excusable, even endearing; it's as if a team of hotel chefs were getting excited about their assortment of cabbages.”
“Scholes splits "fabulation" into two major components: dogmatic and speculative.”
“The journalism profession has bright ethical lines for plagiarism and the kind of fabulation Blair engaged in.”
“For this reason, I also have trouble reading Appelfeld's novels as allegories, as many other reviewers and critics seem to do, although in their relative brevity and episodic structure they undeniably do seem closer to fabulation than to slice-of-life realism.”
“Prior to that time, "postmodern" was mostly an adjective attached to "fiction," a formulation that could encompass both of the nonrealist strategies invoked by Robert Scholes as "fabulation" and "metafiction.”
“Granted, the genre veers into fabulation and horror, but it is largely based on reason and logic.”
“It was, however, just that: a myth, an early indication of what might be called the link between democratic politics and aesthetic fabulation.”
“Note 54: Ethical fabulation, employing animals, is another of the progymnasmata exercises. back”
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