Subverting fantasy!?


  1. When I tell some colleagues I like sci-fi, they can only think of Star Trek and Star Wars (and also getting the two mixed up). I tell them I like fantasy and from their expressions, they think I'm talking about sex fantasies…

    I love the cliched sword & sorcery books, zero to hero or space opera stories, but love the stuff that doesn't quite fit in these "labels". Richard Morgan – sci-fi, cyber punk, fantasy? Mixture of all three maybe.

    Potter is pure fantasy – if I was a kid, I would have dreamt of going to Hogwarts.. beats Grange Hill any day! :)

  2. Fence

    Yeah, cliche fantasy has its place. No denying that, but that is also where HP fits. I just thought that it was a stupid comment to make, she felt she was subverting something that she admited she knew nothing about.

    Of course it may just have been the way the article was written. Those journos can't be trusted you know.

  3. I know exactly what you mean. Grrr… I must admit that when reading Langford's column, it's that blasted "As They See Us" section that usually makes my blood boil.

    "Subvert"? Rowling? Give me a break! I think it was Diane Duane (or was that Dianne Wynne Jones?) who did the whole wizardry school first! Arrgghhh! That's one statement that ranks up there with Margaret Atwood's "I don't write science-fiction" declaration.

    My only response: Phhhffttbbttt!!! :-P

    All in all, a good call, fence.

    P.S. Sorry if I ranted a bit. ;-)

  4. Fence

    Banzai feel free to rant.

    I have no problem with people not liking fantasy and sci-fi, I mean not everyone likes everything, but I hate when people dismiss something without even trying. Or, as seems to be increasing, they'll like a few sci-fi/fantasy shows, but pretend that these shows aren't really genre shows.

    Phhhhfffttbbbbttt sounds about right

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