I hear it, time and time again. Don’t mix your genres. Pick a genre, stick with it. You won’t find a way to effectively market something without a clear genre.
But how to do anything new if one has to limit oneself thus?
I’ve noticed a trend in my stories, particularly the epic multi-part ones, where the characters discover their world rather like an onion. What may seem like straight up fantasy at first may end up being a little more sci-fi than originally thought. Why should I not do this?
Why should worlds not be more than they seem?
You tell me.