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fantasy : a creation of the imaginative faculty whether expressed or merely conceived as a fanciful design or invention — Webster
Fantasy is a genre of fiction set in a fictional universe, often (but not always) without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then developed into literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels and video games.
Most fantasy uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. Magic and magical creatures are common in many of these worlds. Fantasy is a subgenre of speculative fiction and is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes respectively, though these genres overlap.
In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians from ancient myths and legends to many recent and popular works. — Wikipedia
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Josh Malerman defines the new generation of horror writers as only he can in this inventive essay. The post Oh Poor Horror, Misunderstood: Josh Malerman on Horror’s New Generation appeared first on Unbound Worlds. […]
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by Matt Staggs on October 17, 2018 at 12:40 am
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10 Terrifying Books to Read Based on Your...
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The Rift Coda Author Amy S. Foster is Ready to...
by Emily Hughes on October 16, 2018 at 8:51 pm
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16 Science Fiction and Fantasy Tales of Pirates...
by Emily Hughes on October 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm
From the open seas to the vastness of space itself, science fiction and fantasy books are filled with pirates, privateers, and other thieves and brigands. The post 16 Science Fiction and Fantasy Tales of Pirates and Buccaneers appeared first on Unbound Worlds. […]