How Fantasy Literature Helped Create the 21st Century

The following is the introduction to The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, to be published by Vintage Books on July 21, 2020. Introduction copyright (c) 2020 by VanderMeer Creative, Inc. Fantasy is a broad and various category that on the one hand can feature fire-breathing dragons and on the other […] The post How Fantasy Literature Helped Create the 21st Century appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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