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.
The Chaotic Champion
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