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So, guys, since we've had like a thread rush, I've decided I'll share a thought that I thought about sharing some time ago and at the time seemed like I won't.
"Lem's Razor", presumably named after Stanisław Lem, is a little something that I've seen mentioned as a topic of a debate on some convention. I don't know where they found it, so, no quotes. In the form I've stumbled upon, it posits that "if a story can have all its fantastic elements removed without harm to the plot, it's never been all that 'fantastic' in the first place". Translation (mine) is not too strict, but you get the gist of it. I wonder what do you think of it. Do you approve of such a way of classifying speculative fiction? Does it even make sense.