Some years ago, I wrote several articles for the website Fantasy Faction. These fell into two groups:

  • A nine-part sequence exploring a new interpretation of the hero in story, from ancient myths to comic books.
  • A looser series aimed at highlighting great works of fantasy of the past, from the 12th century to the 1960s, which are often ignored by modern readers.

These articles are still available on the Fantasy Faction website, and I’d like to thank them for hosting these articles.

Classic Fantasy

Perceval by Chrétien de Troyes

Vathek by William Beckford

Phantastes by George MacDonald

The Well at the World’s End by William Morris

The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

Jurgen by James Branch Cabell

The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft

The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison

Lost Worlds by Clark Ashton Smith

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber

The Dying Earth by Jack Vance

The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson

Witch World by Andre Norton

The Stealer of Souls by Michael Moorcock

Classic Female Fantasy Writers