I know I asked this at Derby, but I'd like to ask it again for reference here. Is there a particular preferred POV use in either fantasy or science-fiction? Not so much with regards to first-person vs third-person, as much as the different third-person perspectives. Maybe it's my imagination, but when I've looked at more recent third-person works, they seem to focus on third-person limited - possibly because it offers a lot more for character development. However, I've been experimenting with how third-person omniscient allows you to set up character tensions via conflicting thoughts which can help drive plot. The first question is - is there any publisher preference for a specific third-person use in sf and fantasy. The second question is that I remember in Derby you (John) mentioned that US editors were getting very nervous - so would these mean that there may be concerns about the type of POV use - ie, character driven 3rd person limited, as opposed to plot-driven 3rd person omniscient? Or is it simply the case of focusing on whichever POV style works best with the story, and making sure that it's used properly?