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Why read fantasy? posted 06 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionWhy read fantasy? by Alric, Auditor

Well, I don't think any one book is reponsible for my enjoyment of Fantasy, scifi, speculative fiction. But, I do account that my parents reading to me from The Chronicles of Narnia when I was very young played a part in my interest. The first fantasy book that I really read on my own was The Hobbit for a 7th grade reading class. Yes, it was the assigned text. So that was what, 15-16 years ago.

One of the real reasons why I keep reading speculative fiction is that I enjoy the wider pallate it affords authors. Expectations, known quantities, mores, histories, facts, all become fluid in the hands of a gifted spec. writer. I think it causes the reader to follow closely, and work to create from their imagination a world crafted from only words. view post


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