staceyinastoria wrote:I can understand that, but I actually read quite a bit of fantasy...which does not always follow those rules. It is sometimes book 1 of this and book 4 of that. Sci-fi does a lot more of the stand alone story. Now that doesn't mean fantasy cannot be a stand alone novel, and I have read many of them. But there are a lot of series out there.
many fantasy writers want to be the next tolkien and write epics.
There are a lot of loosely tied fantasy series though also.
You are definitely right though that Sci-fi does a lot more stand alone story than multiparts.
Seems more sci-fi writers want to make the next star trek than the next star wars.