versus Science Fiction
There is matter and there is anti-matter. And there is a huge amount of matter in the universe. Googling Harry Potter
yields more than 79 Million results.
Since there is so much Potter in the universe it is only reasonable that there also be anti-Potter
! LOL The 7 Harry Potter
books are 6.3 megabytes. So how would that much anti-Potter
be measured and accumulated?
Using a program to determine SF and Fantasy densities gives the HP series an SF density of 0.076 and a Fantasy density of 0.706. The Fantasy density is 9 times the SF density. J. K. Rowling uses the word 'wand' 1,500 times.
A score of 1.000 would mean that 1 science or fantasy word was used for every 1,000 characters of text, including spaces and punctuation.
So I have selected a list of 13 books totaling 6.2 megabytes which should qualify as Anti-Potter
. The SF density is 1.134 and the Fantasy density is 0.049. With an SF density higher than the Fantasy density of the HP series and a Fantasy density lower than the SF density than the Potter series it qualifies as Anti-Potter
. The SF density is 23 times the Fantasy density so this is really heavy literature.Omnilingual
(Feb 1957) by H. Beam Piper Public Domainhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OmnilingualBadge of Infamy
(1963) by Lester del Rey Public DomainThe Foundation Trilogy
(1941-59) by Isaac AsimovBrain Wave
(1954) by Poul AndersonA Fall of Moondust
(1961) by Arthur C. ClarkeThe Moon is a Harsh Mistress
(1966) by Robert HeinleinTau Zero
(1970) by Poul AndersonThe Mote in God's Eye
(1974) by Larry NivenThe Two Faces of Tomorrow
(1979) by James P. HoganCold as Ice
(1992) by Charles SheffieldOld Man's War
(2005) by John Scalzi
The first two are the shortest and in the public domain so the collection can be tested at little cost. The true cost of a book is the time it takes to read, but what is the benefit?