This again^ (Destiny)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Monday, May 05, 2014, 09:42 (3591 days ago) @ General Battuta

And they're also very compelling, well-written stories. People shouldn't shy away from them out of the erroneous thought that they're 'message fantasy'.

My opinion is that if the "message" is the purpose of your art, then it's not art--it's propaganda. (And ultimately less effective.)

I should declare a bit of a conflict of interest here: I just sold a fantasy trilogy (first novel sales, woo) to Tor Books, about a revolutionary who falls in love with the woman she'll have to betray. Although they're 'fantasy' because they're set in a world that isn't Earth, they don't have any magic - unless you count economics, neuroscience, and game theory.

Fantastic news. Congratulations!

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