The Wheel of Fantasy

by rsbakker

Definition of the Day – Geek: someone who greases their imagination to avoid the clutches of cool.

E.D. Kain briefly mentions my work in The Atlantic.

According to common wisdom, genre fiction is culturally cyclical: It ebbs and flows in popularity as time alternately burns out various tropes and rejuvenates them. I’m just wondering if this has ever been the case with epic fantasy. It seems to me that it’s cache has continued to grow in lockstep with the economic clout of all us 70’s and 80’s D&D players.

Theories, anyone?

Either way, for someone who has been living in the cult cellar for about a decade, it’s nice to even be acknowledged in a mainstream publication. Once again, I find myself sipping Kool-Aid in the shadow of George!