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Fantasy Writers

Fantasy Types

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  • #104617
    Thomas (CrØss_Bl₳de)
    @thewirelessblade

    I don’t know what Fantasy is classified into.

    Does anyone know?

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    #104641
    Hope Ann
    @hope-ann

    As in… fantasy is speculative fiction? Or what is fantasy? Or how many kinds of sub-genres of fantasy are there?

    Victory in the march. Hope in the destination.

    #104652
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    This is probably a tangent, but what does a fantasy book look like within a fantasy book?

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #104654
    Hope Ann
    @hope-ann

    Ooo, hmmm. It depends on the definition of fantasy, I suppose. XD I had a girl reading a book in a fantasy world once, and it was about a futuristic type of setting. Though I suppose it could also involve powers and magic that the world doesn’t have. A world with fire powers obsessed with stories where water powers are a thing and such. Now I want to see this…

    Victory in the march. Hope in the destination.

    #104655
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    I’m also interested in the subgenres of fantasy. . . I’m very fuzzy in that area! 😄

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #104657
    A.N. Parker
    @bigideaskc

    I don’t know what Fantasy is classified into. Does anyone know?

    Classified into? Not sure. I believe it might be speculative fiction, as that covers fantasy, a lot of sci-fi, some historical fiction, and a decent amount of horror. Here’s a really good Venn diagram I found from Annie Neugebauer (saying that so the Copyright Monster doesn’t chase after me! 😁).

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    #104658
    A.N. Parker
    @bigideaskc

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    #104676
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @bigideaskc Ooh that clears up a lot. So what exactly is speculative fiction? Something like Kafka’s Metamorphis?

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #104680
    Hope Ann
    @hope-ann

    It’s basically…not real. So involves magic or superpowers or sci-fi or supernatural fiction.

    Google defines it as: a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements.

    Victory in the march. Hope in the destination.

    #104681
    Hope Ann
    @hope-ann

    Also, here’s a cool list of fantasy sub-genres. You have to scroll down a little. I’ve not even heard of some. Honestly, you can couple about any genre with the term ‘fantasy’ and make something out of it, I think. Even if there isn’t an official term, it’s still a ‘steampunk fantasy’ or ‘western fantasy’.

    Also here’s that link: http://bestfantasybooks.com/fantasy-genre.php

    Victory in the march. Hope in the destination.

    #104698
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    *throws up hands* Then I’m not quite sure what to call my story. I think the only thing not real about it is the world. And the plants, I guess. Nothing crazier than the real world (which, admittedly, is pretty crazy sometimes). *sighs* Well, guess I’m back to figuring out what I’m writing. . .

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #104699
    Hope Ann
    @hope-ann

    @naiya-dyani If the world isn’t real, then it’s speculative fiction; probably fantasy. 😉 There’s lots of kinds. Some have magic. Some don’t. There’s one fantasy series that is pretty much ‘this world’ except for the names of the lands and peoples. So there’s lots of kinds.

    Victory in the march. Hope in the destination.

    #104701
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @hope-ann Haha, that sounds like Ranger’s Apprentice. . . XD

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #104706
    A.N. Parker
    @bigideaskc

    @bigideaskc Ooh that clears up a lot. So what exactly is speculative fiction?


    @devastate-lasting
    Pretty much exactly what @hope-ann said below. ⬇️

    It’s basically…not real. So involves magic or superpowers or sci-fi or supernatural fiction. Google defines it as: a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements.

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    Also, here’s a cool list of fantasy sub-genres. You have to scroll down a little. I’ve not even heard of some. Honestly, you can couple about any genre with the term ‘fantasy’ and make something out of it, I think. Even if there isn’t an official term, it’s still a ‘steampunk fantasy’ or ‘western fantasy’. Also here’s that link: http://bestfantasybooks.com/fantasy-genre.php


    @hope-ann
    Cool, thanks! I’m sure that’ll be helpful. 😀

    *throws up hands* Then I’m not quite sure what to call my story. I think the only thing not real about it is the world. And the plants, I guess. Nothing crazier than the real world (which, admittedly, is pretty crazy sometimes). *sighs* Well, guess I’m back to figuring out what I’m writing. . .

    @naiya-dyani If the world isn’t real, then it’s speculative fiction; probably fantasy. 😉 There’s lots of kinds. Some have magic. Some don’t. There’s one fantasy series that is pretty much ‘this world’ except for the names of the lands and peoples. So there’s lots of kinds.


    @naiya-dyani
    @hope-ann Hmm… Well, I’d say it depends. It can still be a different genre even if it’s in a different world. In short, having your WIP set in a fictional world doesn’t make it fantasy. For example, Star Wars is sci-fi, but there are many planets and none of them are real. 😂 Unless they were… A long time ago… In a galaxy far, far away… 😯😏

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    #104717
    Thomas (CrØss_Bl₳de)
    @thewirelessblade

    Okay, there’s a lot. Thank you everyone!

    *Forum Signature here*

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