Saturday, July 21, 2007

Quote for the Day: Fantasy & Deep Matters

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The strongest accusation against fantasy fiction is that it is escapist. Ironically, when it comes to deep matters, it may actually be much less escapist than some things marketed as realism.


--Chris Walley, from "On Fantasy and Theology"

2 comments:

Eve said...

I think it is easier for us to face things/see things when they don't attack us head-on, but sneak inside a fantasy story and reveal themselves subtly.

Selena said...

I completely agree with both the quote and Eve's comment. One of the things I love about speculative fiction is that it tends to tackle the tough stuff in a very effective and entertaining way.