I'm not asking which you like. But I want to know which you prefer? Both Fantasy and Sci Fi can do a lot of wonderful things as a genre to reflect on real world. They also have a lot of tropes that can overlap - Space Opera and Epic Fantasy are very similar even if how the battles play out is different.
So which do you prefer? Fantasy or Science Fiction?
I flip-flop between the two I think. Right now I find myself very fond of Science Fiction. This is possibly because I am currently heavily indulging my fantasy needs with L5R and D&D 5e. However, there is more to it than that.
Science Fiction has a lot of overlap with fantasy, sure, but it also has some other things going for it. It tends to have more optimism in the world - with rare exception - without sacrificing maturity of content. There is still a sense of wonder and the unknown, as well as exploration.
And then, there is also just space.
Space in and of itself is a draw to me. It's not the emptiness, the unknown, or the vastness. It's something else. The twinkle of stars. The danger. But also the peace and quiet. It seems inviting. Like floating in a pool and just letting the time go by.
I dunno. How about you?