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  1. #1
    A J
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    What is high fantasy?

    I'm not talking about watching The Wizard of Oz while listening to Dark Side of the Moon.... I've seen the term on several books and am trying to figure out what the distinction is. Do you all know if there's a low fantasy as well? Just curious. Thanks!



  2. #2
    gulliver h
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    Re: What is high fantasy?

    total wild guess--but wouldn't it be Tolkein and ilk? The more complex Arthurian ones--Mists, etc. (although I like your def.)

  3. #3
    leslee
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    Re: What is high fantasy?

    High fantasy is when I smoke a joint and read a book. Low fantasy is when I hope to get an appointment at the DMV.

    (Sorry I'm no help, AJ)

  4. #4
    Carol O
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    Re: What is high fantasy?

    Heh. Yeah, very generally speaking, "high" fantasy is epic/classic sword & sorcery stuff (with lots of characters and world building), while "low" fantasy is less complex and often not set in a pseudo-medieval world.

  5. #5
    Red Currant
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    Re: What is high fantasy?

    AJ, try the following (sorry, my links never work):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_fantasy

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy_subgenres

    Hope that helps!

  6. #6
    brandyn buchanan
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    Re: What is high fantasy?

    My processes the phrase "high fantasy" as "blatant ripoff of Lord of the Rings".

  7. #7
    Prince Louis Richard de la Pau
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    Re: What is high fantasy?

    Red Currant, all you have to do is add < in front of the http link and > at the end, no spaces.

    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_fantasy>

    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy_subgenres>

    I just found this out recently, and I've been posting for months here.

  8. #8
    Red Currant
    Guest

    Thanks Louis!

    Let me give this a try...
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy_subgenres>

  9. #9
    Red Currant
    Guest

    Re: Thanks Louis!

    Woohoo! And so much simpler than what I've been trying to do.

    Moral of this story: don't ask a software developer for advice, ask a prince!

  10. #10
    M. Lee
    Guest

    Re: Thanks Louis!

    That totally cracked me up, Leslie! Too funny...

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