On genres. By De On February 19, 2009 In Uncategorized In an era that believes in a scientific explanation for spirits, ghost stories aren’t fantasy – they’re science fiction. Previous Writer’s Toolbox: Revising Chapters Next Carrie Newcomer concert in town last night. 3 Comments Add Comment → Artillery MKV Any sufficiently advanced technology will appear to be magic to a less advanced civilization. (apologies for the paraphrase . . .work computer network suxxors!) So, I suspect that ghosts are highly evolved future humans whose entirely psionic existance triggers the memory centers of less evolved humans so that they see haunting images of people from their past. Or something like that . .. February 20, 2009 Reply DeAnna I was actually reading EF Benson stories – 1900, turn-of-the-century ghost stories. Table turning. Mediums. Spiritualism. Arthur Conan Doyle was a Spiritualist, you know. A nifty steampunk idear right there. February 21, 2009 Reply Artillery MKV Yum! Steampunk spiritualism! Reminds me of Ghostrock in Deadlands. Burns like coal, provides amazing amounts of energy, but wails like the souls of the damned as it burns and releases evil spirits into the world. Fun! February 24, 2009 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.