December 1st, 2007

two heads

Hint re: Fantasy Magazine

I do love good swords and sorcery type fantasy, a la Jirel of Joiry or Fafrd and the Grey Mouser. However, it's not something I think is in the right flavor for Fantasy. For me to think about such a story, it needs to have something else, such as a fabulousness of language, a literary structure or a touch of metafiction that shows an awareness that wizards have met warriors a thousand times before, and indeed, that it's a commonplace D&D occurrence, to name just three examples.

Slapstick and parody is also a hard sell for me.