X-POST: Phantastes Spring 2001 Now Online
- Greetings from Phantastes, the Online Journal of Fantasy Criticism. The
Spring 2001 issue of Phantastes, "Building Fantasy Worlds 2", is now online
This issue includes:
An Interview with Sharon Green, by Debbie Ledesma.
> "There are gender stereotypes everywhere, and I've noticed something strange:Belief is in the Details: Don¹t Take the Present for Granted, by K.V.
> if I'm not mistaken, books with "helpless" characters, both male and female,
> seem to be more popular; the bigger the 'fraidy-cat,' in effect, the better
> the sales."
> ³Farming is a complex business; it goes on all around us, but most peopleChange in Fantasy Civilizations, by Aaron Emmel
> never give it a moment's thought, with embarrassing results for their
> You've developed your fantasy world, and everything is perfect. You have your"What the Kelk is that Dwarf-Lover Doing?" Build a Better World Through
> good kingdom here, the rural town your hero grows up in there, your evil
> empire that he'll have to infiltrate with his companions over there. You're
> set. Until you decide to expand your book into a series, or set a story in the
> same world but a different time.²
Offensive Language, by Marissa Lingen
> ³if you get the insults and curses right, no one will notice -- but if you getWilliam Morris and the Gift of Fantasy, by Kurt Henry
> them wrong, you'll break the mood, and the sense of wonder that goes with it.
> Your profanities, obscenities, and insults can speak volumes about the culture
> you're writing about.¹
> ³What makes Morris the pivotal figure in fantasy is the combination of anWhile you are at the site, please remember to drop by the forums and tells
> imaginary -- yet seemingly real -- alternative world with the legend and
> landscape of the Middle Ages. He deserves recognition from those who follow
> the genre for having established some of the parameters of a new tradition of
> storytelling that he called romance and we call fantasy.²
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