Is fantasy just entertainment?

Just because fantasy is everywhere doesn’t mean it has to appeal to the lowest common denominator. We must keep sight of its roots in ancient storytelling and its power to transform.

There are few things people love more then a well-told tale. We’ve been gathering around the fire (or that 20th-century equivalent, the television set) and telling each other stories for as long as we’ve had language. And to judge by the narratives that have filtered down to us through oral traditions and early written records, fantasy has always been essential to those stories

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