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Fairytale (Genre)

 Think of a fairytale and the chances are you're thinking of a children's tale where the hard-done-by character wins against the odds and lives happily ever after. They are the basis for many a Disney film, full of song and cheer, with princes and princesses, fairy...

Epic and High Fantasy (Genre)

Epic Fantasy describes books involving vast expanses of land and civilisations and with stakes that affect the entire world. They often have a large cast of characters, require maps to clarify the geography, and are usually much longer in length. High fantasy is...

Dark Fantasy (Genre)

Dark fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy that focuses on themes and topics that are darker (and more frightening) than you would expect to see in mainstream fantasy. There appears to be just two requirements for a book to be considered for this genre: it must be fantasy...

Comic Fantasy (Genre)

Comic Fantasy is a genre that made an appearance in the nineteenth century. It features imaginary worlds and creatures and is rich in comedy and/or satire. Early books feature magic disrupting the everyday order of life, with humorous outcomes. In The Phoenix and the...

A-Z Blogging challenge: U is for… Utopia

Utopian Society A Utopia is a perfect, idealistic society, the opposition to a dystopian environment. A world where 'inhabitants exist under seemingly perfect conditions [...] utopian and utopianism are words used to denote visionary reform that tends to be impossibly...

A-Z Blogging Challenge: T is for… Time travel

I am a massive - massive - fan of time travel. Forwards or backwards, it matters not. I love the whole concept of time travel, whether this is achieved through self-hypnosis, a machine, an object, a portal, an accident or a slip through time itself is irrelevant....

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