Fantasy Required Readings

26 A Short Introduction to Fantasy

Fantasy as a genre has even older and more tangled roots than SF, since it utilizes the oldest source material human culture created: myth, legend, folklore, ritual, and religion. Maybe that is why comprehensive scholarly fantasy anthologies are so hard to find, scholars don’t know quite what to put in them. Read this before we start on this particular quest to define a genre.


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