Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fantasy Categories

Mary Connealy posted at Seekerville the importance of getting your name out there. She is so right, but sometimes I feel that I'm talking to myself on here.

But alas I will push through and keep entertaining myself.

Weird news of the Day:
A deaf man has accused a nudist park in upstate New York of violating federal law by refusing to provide him with a sign-language interpreter at an annual festival.

Hmmm...interesting. Doesn't seem like he would need much of an interpreter for that...but that's just me.

OK...on to business. Fantasy. Fantasy categories are:

Arthurian: reworking the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Contemporary or urban: elves, magic, etc... incorporated into modern settings.

Dark fantasy: closely related to horror but not as graphic. Characters are like the darker fantasy types: vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, etc.

Fantastic alternate history: set in alternate historical period where magic works and frequently feature actual historical figures.

Game-related fantasy: based on a particular role-playing game.

Heroic fantasy: equivalent to military science fiction, stories of war.

High fantasy: emphasis on fate of entire state or nation.

Historical fantasy: any era in which the belief in fantasy was strong.

Science fantasy: blend of traditional fantasy elements with scientific or pseudo-scientific support.

And next time we will take a look at the last category: Horror. Who doesn't love a good horror?

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