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Abstract: Using T. Todorov's theory on fantastic literature, J. R. R. Tolkien's and V. Propp's - on fairy tales and D. Suvin's - on the poetics of science fiction, a model is proposed for the analysis of the scientific and the magical in artistic works of the science fiction and fantasy genres. The model is compared to K. Malmgren's theory of the intermediary genre of science fantasy, C. S. Lewis's classification of science fiction and T. Freedman's thoughts on the interconnection between science and magic in fantasy movies and videogames.
Key words: Science fantasy, fantasy, science, technology, magic, science fantasy, Todorov, Tolkien, Suvin, Malmgren, Lewis, Freedman.