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Canny political players, not pawns or victims

Writing women characters into epic fantasy without quotas, an essay by SFF writer Kate Elliott. [more inside]
posted by suelac on Mar 25, 2016 - 32 comments

If Game of Thrones had windier hair and explodier dragons

It's been a long time since LA musician Chris Dane Owens first graced the blue (previously). His desire to make epic fantasy music videos clearly remains the same, however, and last year he finally released Light Speed. Porn-taches! Exploding dragons! Sword fights! Pegasuses! A bright green Gretch sparkle jet guitar! What more could a person possibly desire? [more inside]
posted by garius on Sep 5, 2015 - 28 comments

Frodo may have lived, but fantasy was effectively dead

The Sword of Shannara, the debut novel from American novelist Terry Brooks’, was released in 1977 into an SF literary ecosystem that looks very different than it does today: there was no Harry Potter, no Game of Thrones, and Peter Jackson was only just discovering Tolkien’s work as a pubescent teen. Readers were still riding Science Fiction’s new wave, and Fantasy looked like little more than a fading fad in the barren landscape left behind by Frodo’s departure to the Undying Lands.
Aidan Moher thinks Terry Brooks saved epic fantasy.
posted by MartinWisse on Mar 19, 2015 - 169 comments

For all we see as wrong, some of its appeal might be in its rightness

I've been slightly under the weather for the last week, which means, of course, soup, self-pity and comfort reads. Rather than my traditional winter-sniffles re-re-re-read of the Belgariad, I thought I'd go wandering around the historical romance category. That is: duchess porn.
At Pornokitsch, Jared Shurin expresses appreciation for "5 things in historical romance I wantonly desire to see in epic fantasy," and commenters suggest where to find them. At the Journal of Popular Romance Studies, similarly meta yet more searching questions arise. [more inside]
posted by Monsieur Caution on Nov 14, 2014 - 38 comments

The Use Of Aslan Or Morpheus Is Cheating

Tor.com asks: So Who Would Make Up The Epic Fantasy Version Of The Avengers?
posted by The Whelk on May 10, 2012 - 169 comments

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