Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genre of science fiction by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific themes, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two, both of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.
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... Many creatures seen in fantasy fiction are drawn from the folklore of Europe and the romances of medieval Europe ... Writers from the beginnings of the fantasy genre, such as William Morris in The Well at the World's End and Lord Dunsany in The King of Elfland's Daughter, set their ... Tolkien set the type even more clearly for high fantasy which is normally based in such a "pseudo-medieval" setting ...
... Fantasy literature is fantasy in written form ... speaking, literature has composed the majority of fantasy works ... Since the 1960s however, a growing segment of the fantasy genre has taken the form of films, television programs, graphic novels, video games, music, painting, and other media ...
... Even before Warmaster Ancients were published, there had been attempts to use the fantasy rules for purely historical armies ... However, they had significant drawbacks – cavalry under the fantasy rules were too powerful, skirmishers too weak and some historical troop types were ... for Warmaster Ancients follows the same basic procedure as Warmaster Fantasy, but differs in the following way Magic, dragons and other such are naturally not present in this rule set (although historical ...
... Ltd.'s role-playing game Final Fantasy IV features a large number of characters designed by Yoshitaka Amano ... The game's 2008 sequel, Final Fantasy IV The After Years is set seventeen years after Final Fantasy IV and introduces a slew of new characters that accompany returning ... An intersequel between Final Fantasy IV and The After Years, Final Fantasy IV Interlude, was also released for the PlayStation Portable in 2011 featuring some of the original former's ...
... Professionals such as publishers, editors, authors, artists, and scholars within the fantasy genre get together yearly at the World Fantasy Convention ... The World Fantasy Awards are presented at the convention ... science fiction conventions, such as Florida's FX Show and MegaCon, cater to fantasy and horror fans ...
More definitions of "fantasy":
- (noun): Imagination unrestricted by reality.
Example: "A schoolgirl fantasy"
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