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  •  Myth = eternal; Realism = everyday; SF = tomorrow (5+ / 0-)

    The shock of the greatest SF/Fantasy books is, they invent new myths. They tell us stories that seem universally true, but which we'd never heard before.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 01:11:50 AM PDT

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    •  Why I love fantasy: (5+ / 0-)

      myth is eternal. And the greatest fantasy writers mine the greatest myths and bring them to us in slightly altered forms, which we can then cultivate.

      If you know what I mean...?

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 01:15:23 AM PDT

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