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Fantasy is greater than simply sword-and-sorcery novels of epic adventures. listed here are cutting edge stories the place mythology, fairy stories, and archetypes are reimagined right into a new sort of storytelling.

Anthologist Peter S. Beagle is aware fable. the writer of the creative myth novel The final Unicorn and the advent to The Lord of the Rings now introduces the talented writers that lower back to the classics and punctiliously redefined the style: Gregory Maguire, Francesca Lia Block, Robert Holdstock, Patricia McKillip, and Steven Millhauser, and others who've prepared the ground to increasing inventive frontiers.

From the depths of a deadly English woodland to the pinnacle of the Tower of Babel, on a caffeinated trip to the empire of ice cream, realize The mystery heritage of Fantasy.

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