Posts Tagged ‘bechdel test’

Some days ago, a fellow named Brian Murphy wrote this article on the Black Gate blog, positing that Realms of Fantasy‘s fold had to do with a glut of fantasy-type stories on the market.  I’ll admit that his argument is at least intuitive; the more I go into the bookstore, the more and more disenchanted I start to become with fantasy, in particular with epic fantasy. (Though other reasons for Realms‘ failure could be involved).  Not only is it everywhere, but it’s all the same.  If I never read a story about a guy who turns out to be a secret king, or needs to fulfill a secret prophecy, or regain a kingdom from a corrupt usurper — well, I’ll be happy about that.

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