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The factor in believability is not setting or genre, but the ability of the writer. For example, I don't usually watch movies or tv series dealing with love relationships set in the present time because the depicted behavior almost always seems completely unrealistic to me. No one I know treats their family, friends and co-workers like the characters do in ...


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It depends how it's done. Detail makes realism. The worlds of Tolkien and Garcia Marquez come out as very realistic despite being impossible in reality. EDIT: From Literary Realism - Broadly defined as "the faithful representation of reality", realism in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and ...



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