The Critics of Fantastika

Science fiction and fantasy may not seem like natural targets of literary criticism. The last thing anyone wants while trying to escape into a fantasy world is some clever clogs popping up to tell you the novel you’re reading is a reactionary construct perpetuating an outmoded value system in the face of a post-industrial reality. So it will quite likely come as a surprise – not least to many ardent fantasy fans – that a considerable body of critical thought has accrued around fantasy literature.

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