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Complaint[edit]

I take exception to the following sentence:

"Most of the commercial fantasy writers like David Eddings and Robert Jordan write close copies of his tale."

While there are certain recurring themes in fantasy epics and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings uses several of them, close copies bears the accusation of plagiarism.

Confusing wording about Narnia[edit]

"C.S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia, takes place in a magical land called Narnia" this sentence suggests that "C.S Lewis" "takes place in a magical land called Narnia" It should read "C.S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia, which takes place in a magical land called Narnia" I have edited it thusly. 124.182.96.223 11:32, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Earthdawn not future[edit]

Earthdawn takes place in the mystical past of earth, just like Conan. May be it is even a variant of Howard's Hyborian Age. Sven Lotz 18:09, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Removal of "Retreat of Magic"[edit]

The section as included really describes a typical style element present in fantasy literature. and should be used to expand that article or if needed, a fantasy writing article. A "Fantasy world" is a thing, Retreat of Magic in novels is not exclusive or relevant to fantasy world. Electrawn 00:48, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

On the contrary, it is exclusive to fantasy worlds, and therefore should be included here. Where else are you claiming to find it? Goldfritha 01:16, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Well, with your proposed merge, it becomes clear that you are confused about the article itself. Fantasy worlds are the imaginary settings of fantasy works. Therefore, the Retreat of Magic, being about those worlds, belongs in this article -- especially as your title "Typical Style Elements" is wrong, it not being part of the style. Goldfritha 02:19, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
And -- why on earth did you move it to fantasy literature? Any form of fantasy can have a Retreat of Magic. Goldfritha 03:09, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
For these reasons -- I am reverting your changes. Goldfritha 23:22, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Examples[edit]

"examples are Arda, of which Middle-earth, and more recently Alagaësia, is a continent". I understand this as Alagaësia being a continent of Arda, but Arda and Middle-Earth are Tolkien's, while Alagaësia is Paolini's, and I highly doubt Paolini intended to make a tie-in to Tolkien's legendarium. Or maybe I just read this sentence the wrong way.

You read it right; it's just confusing. (Feel free to rewrite. :) Goldfritha 00:43, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Role-playing games[edit]

Should the following statement be removed completely from the Role-playing games section?

Many established fantasy writers have also derided Dungeons and Dragons and the fantasy fiction it has inspired due to its influencing new writers toward reading the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual instead of studying the original literature and mythology from which modern fantasy literature has sprung.

Even if references exist and are added, it would probably be better to revise that part to read:

Some established fantasy writers have questioned the value of Dungeons and Dragons and the fantasy fiction it has inspired, claiming that it influences readers to study descriptions in the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual instead of studying the original literature and mythology from which modern fantasy literature has sprung.

66.81.214.52 (talk) 04:12, 18 September 2009 (UTC)