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- adj. Alternative spelling of characterizable.
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Worldscape: In these sort of works, the collage of staging and dressing must construct a (distinctly semiotic) milieu on the scale of the world, one characterisable by the significance (extent and meaning) of its difference (s).
Coined during the Golden Age when sf was largely characterisable by the spaceships and aliens, and disseminated out into the mainstream via cinematic and televisual examples that harked back to that era and before, “Sci-Fi” is as bound to a deeply traditional set of tropes as Western is to deserts and horses.
I can understand *why* you have this perception of fiction in the fantastic genres beig generally (which is to say *essentially* with a few rare exceptions which "transcend the genre") characterisable (and dismissable) as intrinsically bound to X, Y and Z conventions.